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Head-on Collision in Knox County

A two vehicle head-on crash sent a Galesburg woman to the hospital Monday morning. According to the Illinois State Police, 29-year-old Brittney Thomas was traveling north on Illinois 97 near US 150 in Knox County, when around 10:45am she failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line and struck another vehicle driven by a 36-year-old from Elmwood head-on. Both drivers were transported by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A 14-year-old passenger in the second vehicle was flown to an area hospital with serious injuries. The ISP did not release the names of the two people in the second vehicle.
Thomas was cited for aggravated DUI, improper lane usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, expired registration, and failure to carry a drivers license on person while operating a motor vehicle.

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