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Monday, February 18, 2013

Rollover crash critically injures one in Johnson County

Posted: February 18, 2013 - 2:29am
Updated: February 18, 2013 - 8:53am

Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a serious one car accident this morning.

Emergency crews were called to a rollover accident in the 19000 block of U.S. 69 Highway at approximately 2:10 a.m., in Aubry Township. The car was reportedly traveling northbound on the highway when it left the roadway and rolled several times down an embankment.

Johnson County Fire District #2 crews found the car on its side and leaning against a shed in the backyard of an address in the 19000 block of Lowell Avenue. Firefighters estimated the car to be 100-150 feet from the highway, with "extremely heavy damage."

The driver, said to be a female in her 40's, was the only occupant of the red BMW convertible and was partially pinned under the vehicle for a short time. She suffered critical injuries and has been transported to an area trauma center for further treatment.

A source familiar with the accident tells Operation 100 News that the driver reported that she swerved to miss a skunk that was crossing the highway.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate and has not confirmed any other details.

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