2 teens injured in rollover crash in Jackson Co., IL

2 teens injured in rollover crash in Jackson Co., IL
A deer caused a motorcycle to lose control deputies said

JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - On Thursday, June 28 around 6:03 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a call reporting a vehicle rollover on Illinois Route 3 near Buttermilk Hill Road.

Deputies said the caller reported that the occupants of the vehicle were injured and still inside.

Investigation shows that a black 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier was driven by a 16-year-old headed north.

Deputies said the driver left the roadway on the left side, over corrected to the right and lost control.

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The driver then left the roadway a second time to the left and overturned into a drainage ditch according to deputies.

Officials said an unrestrained 15-year-old passenger was ejected from the vehicle during the rollover.

Both teens were taken to an area hospital for treatment then taken to a St. Louis hospital.

Deputies said the cause of the crash is being investigated by the sheriff's office. The Jackson County Ambulance Service and Ava Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the call.

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