Driver escapes injury before train destroys SUV

The smashed SUV in this photo was hit by a train after it was struck on railroad tracks April 24, 2015. (Photo provided by Noble County Sheriff's Department)

NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Deputies believe a woman was intoxicated Friday night when she got her SUV stuck on railroad tracks before a train hit her vehicle.

According to a release from the Noble County Sheriff’s Department, around 9:40 p.m. Carolyn M. Busche, 55, of Albion drove through a barricade on a railroad crossing under construction. The railroad on County Road 450 W did not have asphalt on the tracks because they were being refurbished.

Her SUV got stuck on the rails when she tried to cross the tracks. Busche got out of her SUV and started to walk away as a train came by, hitting the SUV and totaling it.

Busche was not injured.

She was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The sheriff’s department did not have blood alcohol content level available.

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