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White County Crash Sends 20-Year-Old To Regional Hospital

A 20-year-old was flown to a regional hospital after a crash in White County early Saturday morning.

Posted: Jun 26, 2021 12:47 PM

A 20-year-old is flown to a regional hospital after a crash in White County early Saturday morning.

Illinois State Police say a vehicle was traveling South on U.S. 45 near 300N in White County.

Police say the driver left the road to the right, striking a utility pole and rolling over numerous times.

We're told the 20-year-old passenger was ejected from the vehicle and flown to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Authorities say the driver reported no injuries.

Illinois State Police say the driver was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Improper Lane Usage, and Failure to Reduce Speed to avoid an accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

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