Police: Woman drove car onto railroad tracks | Crime
GEORGETOWN, IN (WAVE) – A woman has been arrested after police said she drove her car onto railroad tracks.
According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 4:30 Sunday morning from a woman that said her sister had been in a crash on railroad tracks somewhere in Floyd County.
Goodin said officers from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police Department searched for the victim, who was allegedly still near the crash scene.
An ISP trooper located April N. Hill, 22, around 5:05 Sunday morning near the 4600 block of Corydon Pike in Floyd County.
Police said Hill was barefoot, bleeding, covered in mud, disoriented, and did not know where her car was when she was located.
According to a news release, employees of Norfolk Southern Railroad Company, located the 1999 Volkswagen Hill was driving near Corydon Pike on top of the railroad tracks.
Goodin said Hill, from Greenville, IN, allegedly drove onto the railroad tracks at State Road 111 and Corydon Pike. She then drove approximately a quarter of a mile when her car became stuck in gravel just prior to entering the Georgetown/Edwardsville railroad tunnel.
Hill was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating a vehicle with a BAC of 1.5 percent of higher, and disturbing a train bed.
Police said train service was disrupted for several hours due to the crash.
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