Police: 9-year-old girl swims to safety after car flips over embankment, kills mother

MANCHESTER, Ky. – Kentucky State Police say a woman was found dead after a report of a vehicle found submerged and upside down in a creek in the Big Creek community Monday.

Trooper Don Trosper said Chasity A. Murphy, 34, of Manchester, was found in the Chevrolet Cavalier. It was determined that she had been driving north on Highway 421 when she lost control of her vehicle, dropped off the roadway and traveled an estimated 100 feet over an embankment before overturning in the creek.

Trosper was still on the scene when he was notified that a passing motorist had located Murphy's 9-year-old, Mylee, nearby. She survived the collision and escaped the vehicle, swam across the creek and climbed up the embankment to get help. She fell asleep before she was located.

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