Woman who had been missing for almost 1 week found trapped in vehicle in Adelanto

Rescue crews worked to rescue a woman trapped inside an overturned vehicle in Adelanto on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.

Fire crews rescued a woman who had been missing for almost a week when she was found Saturday evening trapped inside of an overturned SUV in Adelanto.

Authorities had been searching for Barbara McPheron, 69, since she used the OnStar feature on her red 2007 Hummer to contact 911 on Oct. 23, according to the Ridgecrest Police Department in Kern County.

Crews with the San Bernardino County Fire Department headed out to reports of a traffic crash near Torosa Road, west of Highway 395, around 6:11 p.m. Saturday. When crews arrived, they found the Hummer rolled over.

Using rescue struts and a rope system, they were able to stabilize the vehicle. McPheron was extracted within an hour. Authorities said during the rescue operation, it was discovered that she had been reported missing days earlier.

A medical helicopter transported the woman to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Her condition was reported as serious but not life-threatening.

Barbara McPheron is seen in a photo released by the Ridgecrest Police Department.

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