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EFFINGHAM — An Altamont resident was taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 Wednesday evening.

An investigation from the Illinois State Police found that the 27-year-old driver rear-ended a man from Park Forest while traveling southbound on I-57 near milepost 161.5. Her sport utility vehicle ran into the back of the semi-truck around 6:55 p.m.

Putman was taken to HSHS St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham by ambulance with minor injuries. The semi driver was not injured.

She was charged with failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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Contact Claire Hettinger at (217) 421-6985. Follow her on Twitter: @ClaireHettinger

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Public Safety Reporter

Public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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