Ashley Woman Receives Major Injuries in Two-Car Crash in Washington County

Wreck Occurred on Route 15 Just West of Beaucoup Township Road

A 72-year-old Ashley woman was flown from the scene of a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning on Illinois Route 15 just west of Beaucoup Township Road in Washington County.

State Police say Jane Pelcynski was traveling westbound on Route 15 when she collided with an eastbound car driven by 28-year-old Holly Reinheimer of Freeburg. Reinheimer was reportedly passing multiple vehicles when she lost control. After impact, Pelcynski's car overturned and came to rest on the north side of the roadway. Reinheimer also left the north side of the roadway before coming to a stop.

State Police say Pelczynski was flowing from the scene to a regional hospital for treatment of major injuries.

Reinheimer escaped injury. She was ticketed for improper passing and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The crash occurred at 8:56 Wednesday morning.