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October 20, 2014, 4:49 am
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One Woman Dead, Three Others Hurt, In Single-Car Crash; Alcohol Believed To Be A Factor

One woman is dead of injuries sustained in a single-car crash on the far west side of Springfield early Sunday.  Three others in the vehicle sustained serious injuries in the crash, which police suspect is alcohol-related.


23-year-old Amanda Smith was killed in the crash. Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson says she was a passenger in the car, which was traveling at a high rate of speed in the 5200 block of West Washington.


The driver of the car, 22-year-old Amber Cline, was hospitalized with what Williamson calls "very serious" injuries.  He says her condition has so far prevented her from speaking with investigators about the crash.  Two other passengers were also hurt, one with what Williamson described as a "life-threatening" spinal injury.


Illinois State Police accident reconstructionists are working on the case.  Williamson says citations and possible charges are pending.

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