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Olathe woman dies after suffering medical emergency, driving into frigid pond

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-15 18:15:13-05

OLATHE, Kan. — A 61-year-old Olathe woman died after she suffered a medical emergency and drove into a pond.

Helen Riddle suffered a medical emergency about 10 a.m. on Jan. 10 while driving east on College Boulevard near South Lone Elm Road, according to an Olathe Police Department news release.

Riddle's SUV struck a car on South Lone Elm Road, left the road and drove into a pond.

The water engulfed the SUV. Olathe and Lenexa firefighters pulled Riddle from the SUV.

She was taken to a hospital where she died the next day.