Effingham, Il – Earlier Today at 12:51 p.m., Darlene E Blank, 75 of Iuka was driving westbound on Route 50 west of Summit Prairie Road.
Brett L Withrow, 56 Years Old of Fairfield IL was Driving eastbound on the same highway east of Summit Prairie road.
Blank was reaching the center line of the roadway when she crossed over into eastbound lane.
According to the crash report from Illinois state police, “Withrow stated he swerved right, and began
driving on the right shoulder to avoid impact with Blank.”
While they did avoid each other Blank, however she struck the trailer being towed by Withrow.
The crash report added, “After impact Blank spun leaving the roadway south where it came to a rest
facing east upright.”
“Blank proceeded right down into the ditch and eventually came to a stop on the right shoulder.”
After the accident, Marion County EMS took Blank to Salem Township Hospital for her injuries.
Blank was cited for improper lane usage.