Georgia woman's van rolls into river after she jumps out frightened by a spider that crawled onto her lap

The insurance company is reportedly footing the bill of divers who will be searching for the van to determine if it can be salvaged


                            Georgia woman's van rolls into river after she jumps out frightened by a spider that crawled onto her lap

A Georgia woman's van has ended up at the bottom of the Etowah River after she jumped out of the vehicle because a spider crawled onto her lap. The woman told state troopers that she was trying to back her Kia van down Neel's Landing Boat Launch to put her kayak in the Etowah River on Sunday, May 19.

The woman later admitted that she abandoned the van after getting a fright when a spider crawled onto her lap. She jumped out in fright and helplessly watched as the vehicle rolled into the river. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, police sent a trooper to the boat launch in the western part of Bartow County near Kingston. 

The woman admitted that later she abandoned the van after getting a fright when a spider crawled on her lap and watched as it rolled down the river. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Reports stated that by the time help arrived, the van had disappeared into the river and couldn't be found in the immediate vicinity. The insurance company is reportedly said to be footing the bill of divers who will be searching for the van to determine if it can be salvaged. 

Neither the woman's identity nor the nature of the spider has been revealed by the cops. "She stated that the van floated downstream a few feet," a GSP spokesman said. "And within seconds, it was totally submerged. A passerby in a boat attempted to locate the van, but without success."

The Etowah River flows for 163 miles and runs through Lake Allatoona, entering Floyd County where Bartow's George Washington Carver Park is located. There are four canoe and kayak entry and exit sites, with 17 miles of the river accessible for water sports and recreation activities, according to reports.  

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