Fatal SUV Rollover Accident On I-57 In Franklin County

There was a fatal SUV rollover accident early this morning on I-57 in Franklin County.  The accident happened at mile post 78, south of Mount Vernon.

According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident happened at approximately 4:38 a.m. as a SUV was traveling southbound on I-57.

An excerpt from the March 21, 2016 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “TX woman killed in crash on I-57 in Franklin Co., IL“:

Investigators say the driver of a 2005 Buick Ranier, Geornisha Brown, was traveling south on I-57 when she drove off the left side of the road and over-corrected while trying to bring the vehicle back into the lanes.

Police say this called the vehicle to roll over twice. It then came to a rest in the median.

During the accident the two passengers, Shareita R. Patton, 22, of Texas, and Geornisha D. Brown, 22, of South Bend, Indiana, were ejected from the vehicle.  Neither was wearing seat belts, according to police.

Shareita R. Patton was declared dead at the accident scene.  Victoria Fleming was taken to a hospital for treatment of her accident injuries, as was Geornisha Brown.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois rollover crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the kfvs12.com article mentioned above, as well as the March 21 The Courier-Press article titled “One killed, two injured in Southern Illinois wreck.”


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