The SUV struck a road sign and an embankment before becoming airborne and striking the ground.

A Gravois Mills woman suffered serious injuries early Thursday morning after the SUV she was driving on Route W struck an embankment and went airborne.

Rachelle L. Blanks, 30, was driving a 2012 Ford Escape north on Route W around 2:30 a.m. July 13 when the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway about one-half mile south of Indian Creek Lane in Morgan County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report. The SUV struck a road sign and an embankment before becoming airborne and striking the ground.

It is unknown if Blanks was wearing a seatbelt. She was arrested at 3:10 a.m. for driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, according to the MSHP arrest report.

She was released on summons and taken to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment.

The crash report indicated the Escape was totaled.