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LAWRENCE COUNTY: Passing car causes driver to lose control, rollover with ejection

Posted by on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 @ 7:11 pm.

LAWRENCE CO., Ill. - Authorities are looking for a black vehicle - with not much else known about it - after it caused a second vehicle to lose control upon passing on Old Route 50 outside Lawrenceville this afternoon.

Illinois State Police in District 12 said the incident occurred on Old 50 just east of County Road 1620E at 3:23 p.m. today, Saturday, February 10.

Preliminary investigative details indicate that the black vehicle and a white 2000 Ford (the latter being driven by Samantha Jo Smith, 35, of Princeton, Ind.) were eastbound on Old 50 just east of CR 1620E when the black vehicle went to pass the white one. The black vehicle did not complete the pass safely and cut in front of the white one.

This caused the white Ford to lose control and it skidded out of control, sliding sideways down Old 50.

At that point the white Ford went off the roadway and struck the ditch on the south side of Old 50, overturning multiple times before coming to rest upside down in a field.

Smith was fully ejected from the vehicle, ISP said.

The black vehicle continued on without stopping. ISP said information for the black vehicle is unknown, and the matter is under investigation.

Smith was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital via Lawrence County Ambulance, then transferred to Indiana University Hospital in Bloomington, Indiana. Her condition was not listed.

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