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NEW WASHINGTON, Ind. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana woman is alive, despite having been trapped in a wrecked car for several days.
Jenevieve Elliott, 24, was driving east on State Road 62 near Charlestown State Park when she drove her car over the center line and down a ravine.
Family members say she left her home in New Washington on Friday to get milk from the store.
Elliott told police she was in the ravine for multiple days. Authorities aren't sure when Elliott actually crashed the car, but doctors say her injuries were at least one day old.
With a fractured hip and rib cage, Elliot tried and failed to climb the ravine three times. It took her until Monday morning to gain enough strength to make it up the hill and wave down a passing driver. In an accident report it says the driver saw a woman laying on the side of the road waving her hand in the air. The woman pulled over and called authorities.
When authorities arrived on scene they determined that the car traveled down a small embankment, striking several trees and overturning at least once before coming to a stop in a deep ravine.
According to the Clark County Sheriff's office, a license plate check of the car revealed that the car had been stolen. The owner of the vehicle, Elliot's aunt, had reported the vehicle stolen on Friday. The aunt's purse and drivers license were also found inside the car.
Elliott is currently recovering at the University of Louisville Hospital.
According to authorities, blood work has been ordered to use as evidence in the crash.