Brienna Jones Injured in Car Crash on County Road 1400 North Near...

Brienna Jones Injured in Car Crash on County Road 1400 North Near Hunt City in Jasper County

SHARE is reporting from Jasper County that three people were injured in an early Sunday car crash and that the driver is facing DUI charges.

Authorities say Keri Wittgan, 36, of Willow Hill, was proceeding eastbound on County Road 1400 North, outside of Hunt City, when she lost control of her vehicle, going off the roadway. She did attempt to come back on the roadway but failed to do so. Her car, in fact, overturned numerous times before coming to a final rest on its roof.

Wittgan’s passenger, Brienna Jones of Olney, 20, was received by Carle Hospital in Champaign for her injuries. Wittgan was also admitted to the same hospital. 30-year-old Eugene Birch of Newton, another passenger in the car, was taken to Crawford Memorial Hospital.

Police say Wittgan faces charges including Driving Under the Influence.

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