Woman injured in northern Champaign County traffic crash

Woman injured in northern Champaign County traffic crash

GIFFORD - A woman who crashed her sport utility vehicle in northern Champaign County Wednesday night remained hospitalized this morning.

Illinois State Police said Barbara J. Burwash, 78, of Rantoul, was driving west on U.S. 136 near County Road 2600 E, about three miles east of Gifford, when she crossed both lanes of traffic and struck the embankment.

The crash happened about 7:44 p.m. Burwash had no passengers. 

Police said Burwash was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital, where she remained in stable condition Thursday. She was ticketed for improper lane usage.

The Dodge Journey she was driving sustained heavy damage.


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