Woman Injured in Crash on Route 148 South of Christopher

CHRISTOPHER – One person was injured in a Wednesday morning crash in Franklin County.

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says deputies responded to the crash on Route 148 at Yellow Banks Road south of Christopher around 8:50 a.m.

Deputies learned that a car – driven by 29-year-old Chelsea L. Leady of Herrin – was going south and attempted to pass two vehicles also going south. The second vehicle – driven by 18-year-old Deja L. Whaley of Christopher – was attempting to negotiate a left turn on Yellow Banks Road and was struck by Leady.

Whaley was injured and taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Leady was not injured and was cited for improper passing at an intersection and for operating an uninsured vehicle.