Woman killed in Saline County wreck

The Illinois State Police says a woman has died in a Saline County wreck Friday morning. 

The wreck happened around 9:12 a.m. Friday. Troopers say 29-year-old Britney Deaton of Stonefort, Illinois, was driving a truck northbound on U.S.45, just north of Carrier Mills, when she passed two vehicles. They say Deaton she lost control of the truck when she tried to maneuver back into the northbound lane. 

Troopers say the truck hit a a mailbox and drove off into the east side ditch, where the vehicle overturned. They noted that Deaton was not wearing a seat belt, and say she was partially ejected from her vehicle.

Deaton was pronounced dead at the crash scene by the Saline County Coroner’s Office. 

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