MINNETONKA, Minn. -- A woman was able to escape her submerged car after it broke through a guard rail and crashed into Lake Minnetonka.

Police say the incident happened around 9:20 a.m. Sunday as the woman was driving north on Interlachen Lane. Passersby reported the accident to authorities.

The driver told KARE's Chris Hrapsky that she passed out at the wheel and then woke up in the lake, where her car was submerged in about 6-feet of water.