Phuong Nu Hoang Dong Nguyen

Colorado mother drives off embankment with 5-year-old child inside car: Police

*This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.*

A Colorado woman is behind bars after police say she drove off of an embankment with a 5-year-old child inside her vehicle.

FOX 31 reports that Chaffee County police arrested 28-year-old Phuong Nu Hoang Dong Nguyen after an incident off of County Road 321 at around 2 p.m. on Thursday, in Salida. According to Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, Nguyen exited the south portion of the road and went down an embankment.

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“When emergency personnel arrived they found a vehicle had exited the south side of the roadway and went down a steep embankment,” police wrote.

First responders rescued the suspect and child. Both were taken to the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center for treatment and subsequently released. Upon her release from the hospital, authorities arrested Nguyen and charged her with attempted first-degree felony murder.

Authorities have not said what circumstances led to the charge. The boy is now in the care of a guardian.

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[Feature Photo: Phuong Nu Hoang Dong Nguyen/Police Handout]