Accident results in DUI charge

Published 07/18 2013 10:59AM

Updated 07/18 2013 06:23PM

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- One woman faces charges for DUI after an accident. It happened Wednesday, just before 9 pm on I-74 eastbound.

Police say 21-year old Ashley Thorton, of Philo, was driving about 80 - 90 miles per hour in the passing lane when she tried to overtake another vehicle by driving onto the shoulder. Her car ran off the road into the median before heading back onto the roadway and hitting another car. It then flipped multiple times and came to rest in the westbound lanes.

The car struck by Thorton's vehicle also lost control and ended up on the shoulder of the westbound lanes. Both drivers and a passenger in the second car were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

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