One Injured in Crash Near Effingham-Clay County Line

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Published on February 26 2014 6:52 pm
Last Updated on February 26 2014 6:58 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

One person was injured in a crash on US Route 45 near the Effingham-Clay County line.

The crash was reported just after 4pm Tuesday at East 75th Avenue.  

Effingham County sheriff's deputies report a vehicle driven by 55-year-old Sandra Gross of Louisville ran off US 45 and struck a utility pole.  Gross was trapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated. She was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon for treatment.

The crash caused both lanes of US 45 to be closed to traffic for several hours.  One-lane travel was the rule until about 10:45pm.