Woman Killed In Franklin County Illinois Single-Vehicle Accident

There was a fatal car accident in Franklin County, Illinois early Saturday morning.

The accident involved one vehicle, near the intersection of Lincoln Road and Izaak Walton Road, which is north of Buckner, IL.  The accident was reported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at 4:36 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, regarding a car that had flipped onto its roof in a field.  Inside the vehicle was an unresponsive woman.

The woman was identified as Brooke M. Bolen Brown, 20, of Christopher, Illinois.  She was pronounced dead at the accident scene.

Preliminary information indicates that Brown was driving southbound on Lincoln Road at a high rate of speed and apparently lost control of the vehicle.  According to the Franklin County Coroner,  alcohol and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the January 27 Franklin County News story titled “Christopher woman killed in single vehicle accident north of Buckner” as well as  the January 26 WSILTV.com story titled “Fatal Wreck in Franklin County.”


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