SUV rolls down embankment, woman critically hurt

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A woman was critically hurt when her SUV slid off a slick southwest-side roadway and down an embankment.

Police were called to the 2300 block of South Hadley Road around 7:15 p.m. Monday after an SUV had left the road and gone down an embankment.

The driver – 51-year-old Edina Nezic – was pinned inside the vehicle for an hour. She was pulled out by Fort Wayne firefighters.

Police said it appears Nezic was northbound on Hadley Road when she hit the guardrail on the west side of the road, spun sideways, went off the east side of the road and down the embankment. The SUV rolled onto its side, hit a large tree, and then came back down on all four tires.

Police spokesman Michael Joyner said Tuesday that speed was a factor in the crash considering the weather conditions at the time of the crash.

No other vehicles were involved.