Woman rescued from SUV that crashed into an Olathe pond

A woman is in critical condition after police and fire crews rescued her from an SUV that crashed into an Olathe pond Thursday morning.

Police said the SUV was driving east on College Boulevard when it hit a passenger car at Lone Elm Road. The SUV continued heading east before leaving the roadway, crashing through a fence and plowing into the water.

The SUV was completely submerged when crews rushed to the scene about 10:15 a.m. Police shut down the eastbound lanes of College Boulevard.

Olathe and Lenexa fire departments arrived first and pulled the woman from the vehicle. An Overland Park dive team joined in searching the pond for any other victims, but none were found. Police believe the woman was the only person in the vehicle.

The weather was challenging, said Olathe Police Sgt. Logan Bonney. There was some ice on the pond and a tent at the scene protected paramedics who arrived to help the divers.

Anyone with information about the crash can call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).