Springfield, IL Woman Airlifted After I-57 Crash Monday

JEFFERSON COUNTY – A Springfield, IL woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash on I-57 in Jefferson County Monday afternoon.

According to Illinois State Police (ISP), 61-year-old Martha M. Blatch was airlifted to a local hospital with injuries.

ISP said an unknown vehicle was traveling north in the left lane on I-57 at milepost 88 and began changing lanes. The vehicle merged into the right lane in front of a SUV driven by Batch, who began evading the unknown vehicle and ran off the roadway to avoid getting sideswiped. She continued traveling off the roadway into a wooded area.

Police added it’s unknown who was driving the unknown vehicle. Charges are not available.

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