DECATUR — Police said a 44-year-old Moweaqua woman had to be extracted from her vehicle Monday after a crash at North Calhoun Street and East Grand Avenue. 

Decatur police Sgt. Adam Jahraus said first responders were called to the scene at 2:56 p.m. He said a preliminary investigation of the crash showed the Moweaqua woman was driving north on Calhoun before disobeying a stop sign at the intersection with Grand. 

Her Kia Optima collided with a Dodge Avenger at the intersection, Jahraus said, and the vehicles struck a building in the 1000 block of East Grand. 

Jahraus said the Moweaqua woman was transported to a local hospital with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening after Decatur firefighters extracted her from her vehicle. The 20-year-old Decatur woman behind the wheel of the Avenger was also treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. 

Both drivers received citations after the crash, Jahraus said. The Moweaqua woman was cited for failure to yield at an intersection, he said, while the Decatur woman was cited for driving under the influence of drugs, possession of cannabis and possessing drug paraphernalia. 

No other injuries or occupants were reported at the scene, Jahraus said.

The Decatur Ambulance Service also responded with police and firefighters Monday afternoon, he said, and first responders cleared the area at 6:02 p.m.

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