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Sheriff's Department Learns Identity of Occupants of Crashed Vehicle

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Marion County Sheriff's Deputies say they have resolved who was driving a car that crashed on the Green Street Road a half mile east of Central City early Saturday morning.  

32-year-old Jennifer Keller of McKee Street in Centralia has been arrested for driving on a suspended license and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.  Keller along with 26-year-old Travis Maxfield of Altamont had been stopped by deputies walking on the Green Street Road a short time after the wreck.  However, both denied being in the car.  

The car was later reported as being stolen from Okawville.  Deputies say after questioning by Okawville Police, Keller admitted being the driver of the car.  It had been borrowed with permission from the owner in Okawville, but had not been returned as agreed upon.  

The car was traveling west bound when it left the pavement, hit a culvert, went airborne, hit two mailboxes, and came to rest back on the Green Street Road.  The two were arrested on other charges following their initial contact with deputies while walking along the roadway.  Keller was being held for possession of drug paraphernalia found in her purse after she gave police permission to search.  Maxfield was being held for giving police false identification.  

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