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Girl thrown off bridge in Main Street crash; 17-year-old driver arrested for OWI

A girl rescued from the Fox River after a crash on Green Bay's Main Street Bridge is brought ashore at CityDeck (Photo: Jeff Van Straten)
A girl rescued from the Fox River after a crash on Green Bay's Main Street Bridge is brought ashore at CityDeck (Photo: Jeff Van Straten)(WBAY)
Published: May. 25, 2020 at 7:25 AM CDT
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Police say a 17-year-old girl from Green Bay was arrested for drunk driving after a crash on the Main Street Bridge flung her passenger into the river.

Video from the Titletown Brewing Company weather camera shows a car turning from Washington Street on to Main Street, swerving and ultimately hitting a guardrail near the bridge tender's tower. It's followed by a splash in the water.

Police say a boater who happened to be nearby pulled the crash victim -- who is also a 17-year-old girl from Green Bay -- out of the water. She's expected to survive her injuries.

The driver was also hurt and treated at a hospital before she was taken to the Brown County Jail on suspicion of operating while intoxicated, causing injury.

Police say there were several people in her car.

The crash happened at about 5:30 A.M. and closed the Ray Nitschke Memorial Bridge. Motorists could use one of the other downtown bridges to get across the Fox River until Main Street reopened just before 6:30 A.M.

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