Woman drives wrong way into construction zone in Clovis

September 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Clovis police say a woman drove through a construction barrier and ran into an excavator.

Just before midnight, officers say the woman drove through a closed off construction zone on Nees Avenue near Peach. Although westbound lanes are closed, police say that's where she drove for about a half a mile.

The ended up hitting an excavator, her car was badly damaged and firefighters had to use special tools to remove her from the car. She appeared to be conscious when she was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center. Police say the crash may be alcohol related but the investigation is ongoing.