- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

DAYTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana State Police say an Indianapolis woman with life-threatening injuries climbed a 30-foot embankment and flagged down help after her car left a highway and rolled under a bridge.

Trooper Derrick Scott says 31-year-old Tanequa Long was hospitalized after passers-by spotted someone waving for help along Interstate 65 south of Lafayette. The crash occurred between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Monday. She was spotted about 8:10 a.m.

Police say Long apparently fell asleep and her car entered the median, went airborne off an embankment and rolled under a bridge. Police say no one witnessed the crash but Long managed to climb the embankment with a broken ankle and internal injuries. Several people administered first aid until police arrived.

Scott says Long “had a strong will to live.”


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