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There were two accidents last week that resulted in the participants being transported to local hospitals to be treated for injuries.


On July 31st, 17 year old Jessica R. Stewart of Assumption was eastbound on County Highway 4. At approximately 2650 east, Stewart’s vehicle left the roadway entering the south ditch. The vehicle then struck a culvert and overturned. Stewart’s vehicle came to rest on its wheels in the middle of the roadway facing south. Stewart was taken to St. Mary's Hospital via Moweaqua Ambulance to be treated for injuries.


68 year old Kathy D. McLaughlin of Owaneco was traveling westbound on 900 north road with a passenger in the vehicle. McLaughlin stated that she thought she hit loose gravel and lost control of the vehicle. Marks at the scene indicated that McLaughlin’s vehicle left the roadway on the south side and traveled through the ditch for approx. 140 feet. The vehicle then went into the bean field and traveled approximately 96 feet until it struck a high spot in the field. McLaughlin’s vehicle then spun around 180 degrees and impacted the bottom of the ditch. After striking the ditch, McLaughlin’s vehicle became airborne and overturned before impacting the roadway with the roof, and then rolled back upright onto all 4 wheels. The passenger was taken by ambulance to TMH due to injuries.

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