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Woman trapped in SUV following canyon crash near Simi Valley

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A woman suffered moderate injuries after sending her SUV over the edge of Santa Susana Road in Box Canyon.

A woman took a scary spill in her SUV by sending it over the edge of a steep, boulder-strewn slope in Box Canyon near Simi Valley, but was OK after rescuers retrieved her from the vehicle Wednesday morning.

The Ventura County Star reports that the woman drove off Santa Sunsana Road in Box Canyon “in an apparent suicide attempt.” NBC provided the above alarming photo of the vehicle lodged in the canyon about 50 feet below the road.

Although some reports originally said she was trapped in the SUV all night before her rescue, investigators say it’s unclear exactly when the crash occurred. A passerby noticed the vehicle and called authorities at about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to reports.

The Star says the 35-year-old woman from Chatsworth suffered only moderate injuries. She was taken to Simi Valley Hospital.

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