Woman airlifted after two-vehicle accident near Litchfield on Tu - KMOV.com

Woman airlifted after two-vehicle accident near Litchfield on Tuesday

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

MACOUPIN COUNTY, Ill (KMOV.com) – A 78-year-old woman from Springfield, Missouri had to be airlifted to an area hospital after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday.

The woman’s 2003 Nissan was traveling northbound on Interstate 55 near Litchfield, Illinois when she lost control of it. The vehicle traveled into the median and struck a concrete culvert before becoming airborne and striking the rear axle of a southbound Freightliner. The Freightliner overturned onto the Nissan.

The woman was airlifted from the scene and the driver of the Freightliner was not injured.

The southbound lanes of the roadway were closed for about two hours.

The woman is being charged with improper lane usage and failure to wear a seatbelt. 

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