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Monday Afternoon Crash on I-57 in Jefferson County Injures Springfield Woman

MT. VERNON – A Springfield, Illinois woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on I-57 in Jefferson County Monday afternoon.

According to Illinois State Police, an unknown vehicle was traveling north in the left lane on I-57 at milepost 88 and began changing lanes. The vehicle merged into the right lane in front of a SUV driven by 61-year-old Martha M. Blatch. Blatch began evading the unknown vehicle and ran off the roadway to avoid getting sideswiped by it.

Blatch continued traveling off the roadway into a wooded area. She was airlifted to a local hospital with injuries.

ISP didn’t know who was driving the unknown vehicle. Charges are not available.