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The Christian County Sheriff’s Office reports that 1-person was sent to the hospital following a 1-vehicle crash Sunday. Around 1:30am, 48-year-old Karen J. Gross of Taylorville was northbound on County Highway 22 when she reportedly ran off the roadway just south of 1622 North 1250 East Road. Gross hit a metal culvert and the embankment and also struck the driveway markers. Gross continued across the driveway and struck the mailbox for 1622 North 1250 East Road. After the hitting the mailbox, Gross continued north. The vehicle had significant damage to the driver's side front wheel that reportedly caused the tire to leave marks on the roadway and to pull the vehicle off the road from time to time. Gross went approximately 600 feet to the next drive and turned around. Gross then proceeded south back towards town. Gross eventually pulled off the roadway just north of 1600 North Road. Gross was transported to Taylorville Memorial Hospital with injures described as serious by the report.

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