Driver survives New Years Day car crash

By WEEK Producer

January 1, 2014 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 11:34 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- One person is lucky to be alive after their car went down an embankment and caught fire.

The incident occurred at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Southport and Reservoir roads in Peoria.

The person did escape the vehicle before it caught fire.

We will have more when it becomes available.