The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call from a woman at around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday about a vehicle crash in Floyd County.
The caller said her sister was involved in a crash on a set of rail road tracks but was unaware of her exact location.
The Indiana State Police Department and officers from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department began a search for the crash and the driver who was allegedly still near the crash scene, according to a report.
Just after 5 a.m. officers saw a white female climb over a steep embankment onto the roadway near the 4600 block of Corydon Pike in Floyd County.
The woman, identified at April N. Hill, 22, of Greenville, was barefoot, bleeding, and covered in mud, officers say. She was disoriented and did not know where she was.
It was determined she was the person involved in the crash.
Hill’s vehicle was located on top of the rail road tracks near Corydon Pike by employees of the Norfolk Southern Rail Road Company.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Hill allegedly drove onto the rail road tracks at State Road 111 and Corydon Pike and drove a quarter of a mile until her vehicle became stuck in the gravel just before entering the Georgetown/Edwardsville rail road tunnel.
She was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor, operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 1.5 percent or higher, a Class A misdemeanor, and disturbing a train bed, a Class D felony, according to a release.
Hill was incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail and sustained a minor injury from the crash.
Train service was disrupted for hours because of the crash.