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Overnight accidents land some in jail, others in hospital

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Scene from the wreck on Old Henderson Road in Vanderburgh County where the driver, suspected of drunk driving, was arrested. Scene from the wreck on Old Henderson Road in Vanderburgh County where the driver, suspected of drunk driving, was arrested.

There's been a series of accidents in the Tri-State over the past 12 hours.

In Warrick County, dispatchers say crews were called out to a one-vehicle crash around 1:30 Thursday morning. It happened on North Yankeetown Road near Boonville.

Police, fire and three ambulances worked the wreck. Dispatch says the victims went to St. Mary's and Deaconess. No word on their injuries. The scene was cleared just before 3:30 A.M.

And on Old Henderson Road in Vanderburgh County a driver, suspected of drunk driving, was arrested. It happened around 1:00 Thursday morning.

Officials say the driver was given a sobriety test on scene and was going to receive a breathalyzer test at the jail. We're expected to learn more about that later this morning.

Vanderburgh County deputies say it was a single-vehicle accident with three people in the car. No serious injuries have been reported and the driver's name has not been released.

In a third accident in Dubois County, a teenage girl is airlifted to St. Mary's in Evansville. It happened around 9 P.M. Wednesday on State Road 56 East, just west of Cuzco Road.

The Sheriff's Office says a 16-year-old was driving the vehicle when it started to shake. Deputies say she tried to brake but she skidded off the road, struck an embankment and rolled the vehicle over.

The driver's name has not been released. A passenger, Chandler Tinkle, was taken to a local hospital.

One final accident involving a Southern Illinois teenager happened in Wayne County, just after 7:00 Wednesday night on County Road 815 East. 

State police say a 15-year old boy was headed northbound when he lost control, left the road and overturned in a ditch. Troopers say the teen was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
 
No word on the extent of his injuries, but a passenger in the car, 20-year old Sarah Marvel, refused treatment at the scene.

Troopers say the teen was cited for driving under the influence, unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor, no valid driver's license, and not wearing a seatbelt.
 
Marvel was cited for unlawful consumption, failure to wear a seatbelt and permitting an unauthorized person to drive.

14 News is continuing to follow these breaking developments, and we will have the latest on air, online at 14News.com and on mobile with the 14 News mobile app.

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