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Woman drives off roadway into Big Muddy River, Franklin County

Posted by on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 @ 4:43 pm.

Probable site of the accident. We say probable because this is where Yellow Banks Road crosses the Big Muddy. Otherwise...you know, it's Franklin County, so who knows....

FRANKLIN CO., Ill. - A woman was saved thanks to fast-acting first responders after she drove off a Franklin County roadway and into the Big Muddy River.

And as is typical with stuff coming out of Franklin County, we know the what of the situation (albeit vague), but not the why...and that's something we may never find out.

What we do know is that the crash occurred at some point in time this morning, Sunday, February 10, when black ice (as well as the regular kind, since it was falling from the sky in the overnight hours) was all over the roadways of southern Illinois.

The unidentified woman, whose age and home town have also not been made available, was traveling Yellow Banks Road just east of the Big Muddy, when for whatever reason, she just drove into the river.

The woman was rescued, uninjured, after she had climbed out of her car and sat atop it, as it was swamped but apparently not completely submerged. A joint effort by Franklin County Emergency Management Agency with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Franklin County Highway Department, West City Fire Department, Benton Fire Department and Abbott EMS saw her retrieved from her car rooftop and the vehicle pulled from the water before being towed.

As far as can be ascertained, there have been no citations issued.


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