BREAKING NEWS: Wrecked vehicle of missing dispatcher and son found in creek, two sent to hospital
A Pendleton County 911 dispatch supervisor and her son were found around 7 a.m. this morning. The two had been missing since last evening (September 30).
According to reports, Teresa Rick, 35, of Falmouth, had talked with Brian Locknane around 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening and said that she was stopping by Taco Bell in Cold Spring and then would be on home. That was the last time her whereabouts were known until the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer she was driving was found partially submerged in a creek this morning, October 1.
Pendleton County Search & Rescue were out looking for her when they saw the vehicle in the creek on US 27 near Phillip Sharp Middle School.
Teresa and her 8 year-old-son Jake were rescued by emergency responders and she was flown by aircare to the University of Cincinnati Hospital with a possible broken femur and broken ankle. She was also being treated for hypothermia. Her son was taken by ambulance to Children's Hospital with what has been reported as facial cuts.
She told police she swerved to miss a deer when the accident occurred. She did not have any cell phone service to call for help.
US 27 was closed down from Hwy 17 past Phillip Sharp Middle School. Traffic was rerouted while workers cleared the scene.
More information as it becomes available.