A Brighton woman was injured in a single vehicle crash in Jersey County last night. The Illinois State Police reports 41 year old Tamara H. Beachum was driving the vehicle that left the roadway resulting in serious injuries. She was transported to a St. Louis hospital for treatment and her condition is unknown.
A report of ISP indicates Beachum was driving northbound on Oak Rest Road when she apparently lost control of the car on the icy roadway. After leaving the roadway near Welsh Lane, her car struck a tree. Police believe alcohol played a role in the crash and she has been cited with DUI-alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol and driving too fast for conditions. The accident took place just after 8pm Sunday.