A Dowelltown woman was injured in a bizarre one car crash this morning (Tuesday) on Highway 70 at Liberty.
Central dispatch received the call at 8:51 a.m. The mishap occurred near DeKalb West School and the old Liberty Laundrymat building.
Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said 37 year old Amanda Tarango of Dowelltown was driving a 1999 Toyota Camry east on Highway 70 when she crossed all four lanes of traffic, struck a curb, the face of a guardrail, and then plunged over an embankment coming to rest in a gully next to concrete culvert.
Members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department's extrication team were needed to help remove Tarango from the car. DeKalb EMS, sheriff's department officers, and the Liberty Station of the county volunteer fire department were also on the scene.
According to Trooper Johnson, witnesses reported that Tarango had just dropped off children at DeKalb West School before the accident. Tarango said she had worked all night and had apparently fallen asleep at the wheel.
She was transported to DeKalb Community Hospital by DeKalb EMS.