One was injured after an apparent rear-tire deflation on Illinois Route 33 Wednesday morning, 1.5 miles east of Illinois Route 49, in Jasper County.
A vehicle driven by 71-year-old Louann Mefford, of Fairview Heights, was heading east on Illinois Route 33 when their rear-tire deflated causing the vehicle to veer left off the roadway into a ditch. The vehicle continued travel, striking a sign and post until it came to rest back in the roadway. Passenger 71-year-old Linda F. Wolf, also of Fairview Heights, was injured in the crash and transported to Crawford Memorial Hospital for treatment. Her injuries were non-life threatening. One other passenger in the vehicle, 21-year-old Jacob A. Sowle, Fairview Heights, was uninjured.
No citations were issued.