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1 airlifted after car strikes semi

A 67-year-old woman was flown to Parkview Regional Medical Center for treatment after her car crashed into a semi on U.S. 6 near Corunna early Tuesday.

According to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, a westbound 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Percilla Ruble, from Butler, crossed the center line of U.S. 6 for unknown reasons about 3:15 a.m.

The driver of an eastbound semi, 48-year-old Keith Sparkman of Garrett, told police he saw her car cross the line and swerved to avoid the collision. His truck left the road, but Ruble’s car crashed into the tail of the trailer, knocking both rear axles from the vehicle.

Ruble was pinned in the car when emergency crews arrived.

After she was removed from the car, she was flown to the hospital where she was in stable condition with broken bones, the statement said.

The crash remains under investigation, according to the release.

rgreen@jg.net

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