Car hits rail, rolls and crashes

Bartholomew County accident
Photo Courtesy: Bartholomew County Sheriffs Department

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Shortly before 7:30 a.m. Monday, police in Bartholomew County say a woman fell asleep and crashed her car.

Police say the accident happened on County Road 1000 North and Base Road.

According to Deputy Jason Williams, Tasha Coffey, 20, of Franklin, crashed her Chrysler Sebring.

Coffey told police she fell asleep, then hit a concrete bridge rail which sent the vehicle into the air.

Police say the car rolled several times before coming to rest on its top.

Coffey complained of pain in her right wrist at the scene.  Coffey and her passenger were both transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for evaluation.

Both occupants were wearing seat-belts at the time of the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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