Passers-By Spot Woman Several Hours After Her Car left I-65

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.''