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5 high school students taken to hospital after Perry Co., IL crash

PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A total of three high school students were cited after a crash in Perry County, Ill. on Tuesday evening.

According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, 18-year-old Sierra Benbrook was traveling along White Walnut Road with four other people when she got distracted.

At that time, she drove off the road into a ditch, crossed the intersection of Park Road and hit a utility pole.

Benbrook suffered major, but non-life threatening injuries during the crash. 

All five were taken to a local hospital.

The sheriff's office says four of the students attended Pinckneyville High School and another was a student at Herrin High School.

Benbrook is facing charges for failing to reduce speed, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle with expired registration.

Two of the passengers were ticketed for not wearing their seat belts.

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