Woman injured in two-car crash near Red Bud

The red Ford ZTS driven by Abby Buettner rests in a field off the roadway following the collision. (Alan Dooley photos)

Illinois State Police said a blue 1999 Ford driven by Brenda K. Alberson, 58, of Prairie du Rocher, was westbound on Route 3 and had stopped to attempt a left turn when it was struck from behind by a red Ford ZTS driven by Abby L. Buettner, 27, of Waterloo.

Alberson was transported to Red Bud Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening. Buettner was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Monroe County EMS and the Red Bud Fire Department assisted ISP with the crash.

Route 3 traffic was diverted to Ames Road as crews cleaned up the accident scene.

Firemen look at the blue 1999 Ford driven by Brenda Alberson following Thursday’s crash.

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.
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