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Sycamore woman air lifted to Rockford hospital after single-vehicle crash

DeKALB – A Sycamore woman was flown to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford in serious condition after crashing into a utility pole and touching a downed power line, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Kelsey Goodwin, 18, of Sycamore, was driving east on Rich Road in a 2006 Infinity G35 at about 1:33 a.m. Wednesday east of Glidden Road when, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Goodwin drove into a ditch and struck a Commonwealth Edison utility pole, causing the pole to collapse. She then left her car and touched the downed power line, shocking herself, according to the report. The DeKalb Fire Department took Goodwin to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, where she was flown by helicopter to OSFT Saint Anthony Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

Goodwin faces charges of DUI, improper lane use and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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