Jefferson County woman killed in ATV crash

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Texico, Illinois woman was killed Wednesday in an ATV crash in rural Jefferson County.

It happened on Middle Road, 1/2 mile west of Mayflower Lane.

The sheriff's office says deputies got a call saying someone was lying in the center of the road.

When deputies arrived at the scene they found  the coroner was notified.

Investigators say Rebecca E. Hanes, 35, of Texico was westbound on a 4-wheel ATV.  They say evidence shows a deer ran into the path of Hanes' ATV.  Hanes applied the brakes which caused the ATV to go sideways, throwing her from the vehicle.

Investigators say Hanes hit her head on the pavement causing blunt force trauma, resulting in her death.  Hanes was not wearing a helmet, according to authorities.

No foul play is suspected.

The investigation is continuing.

Jefferson County Rural Fire and Litton Ambulance assisted the sheriff's office at the scene.

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