Pursuit on Interstate this Morning; Driver Traveling Wrong Way

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Published on July 5 2013 3:13 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Wisconsin woman was taken into custody after a pursuit and crash on the interstate in Fayette County early Friday morning.

The woman, 68-year-old Georgia Portwood of Milwaukee was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of I-70 from the Vandalia interchange for about five miles before her vehicle ran off into the median and then struck a center concrete bridge support.  Portwood's vehicle was being pursued by police at the time of the crash.

Authorities say Portwood was not injured in the crash, but was taken to Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia for mental evaluation.

The incident occurred just after 2am.