ALTON - Alton Police Chief Jarrett Ford provided a report about a crash at 12:33 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023, involving a single vehicle on Alby Street near the intersection with Big Arch Road.

Ford said the police department's preliminary investigation revealed that a distraction within the vehicle caused the driver not to see the vehicle in front of her slowing/stopping to turn and the driver subsequently swerved to avoid striking the vehicle and then left the roadway.

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"The vehicle subsequently overturned after swerving and leaving the roadway," Ford said. "The driver of the vehicle was transported via Alton Fire Department Ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries."

Traffic in the area was disrupted by the crash for about 45 minutes when the scene was cleared.

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