Jessica J. Yemm, 20, of Virden was driving a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am
north in the right-hand lane on Interstate 55. Karrie M. Maynerich, 19,
of Thayer was a passenger in the vehicle. At Milepost 80, shortly
after 4 p.m., a gold four-door sedan, also traveling northbound,
began to switch lanes from the left lane into the right lane, which
was occupied by Yemm's vehicle. Yemm swerved to the right and
applied her brakes but lost control of her vehicle. The Pontiac slid
off the roadway and into the right-side ditch and overturned. The
gold 4-door sedan continued northbound without stopping.
Yemm and Maynerich complained of soreness, and both were
transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
State Police and LDN]