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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 17 December 2015 00:00

Emergency workers and others gather around 17-year-old Rabecca Huichochea, who was treated initially on the ground after being helped from her rolled vehicle by a passerby. She was eventually taken to the hospital by ambulance. (Jan Schultz | Johnson Publications)

 

By Jan Schultz

The Imperial Republican

 

An inadvertent drop onto the shoulder caused an overcorrection, then a vehicle rolled off the highway the morning of Dec. 8 about 11:40 a.m. on Old Highway 6.

Chase County Sheriff Kevin Mueller said Rabecca Huicochea of Enders, 17, a senior at Chase County Schools, was driving the 2002 Subaru SUV when the accident occurred near the 339 Avenue intersection.

The sheriff said Huicochea was westbound on the highway that connects Imperial and Enders when her wheels dropped off on the north side.

After attempting to get back onto the surface, her vehicle rolled twice, landing on its side in a field to the south.

According to the report, a passerby stopped and helped her out of her vehicle and onto the ground. She complained of back pain, Mueller said, so was taken by Imperial EMS ambulance to Chase County Community Hospital. He had no other details on her injuries.

No citations were issued.

Also assisting at the scene was the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department.