A Council Bluffs woman faces charges after an one-vehicle injury wreck on Interstate 29 in which alcohol may have been a factor.
Elizabeth E. Cox, 22, suffered injuries in a wreck at the 55-mile marker of I-29 around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Council Bluffs Police Department.
Cox had just entered the southbound I-29 on ramp off I-480 in a 2006 Mazda 3 when she lost control of the vehicle and made contact with the right hand curb, police said. The vehicle left the roadway, entering the grass portion off the right hand of the interstate, and continued down the hill.
The Mazda rolled and hit a tree and a fence at the bottom of the hill before coming to a rest, police said.
Police were able to extract Cox – who was trapped inside the vehicle – via mechanical means. She suffered a broken neck and lacerations, police said. Council Bluffs Rescue transported her to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where officials were unable to release information on her condition.
A passenger, Nathanael Long, 22, of Council Bluffs, was able to exit the vehicle and complained of back pain.Council Bluffs Rescue transported him to Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital for treatment.
Both Cox and Long were wearing seat belts, police said.
Authorities arrested Cox on suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol-first offense and failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.