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A traffic crash in Ava Sunday morning resulted in one juvenile being airlifted from the scene.

At about 3:16 a.m., the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a single vehicle car crash on Illinois 4 near Tanner Road.

Deputies say the vehicle was occupied by three juveniles. The vehicle left the road and hit an electric meter and telephone box before rolling over several times. One juvenile was ejected from the vehicle and was later airlifted to a larger hospital for treatment of severe injuries.

The other juveniles were taken to a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The driver of the vehicle was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

— The Southern

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Dustin Duncan is a reporter for The Southern Illinoisan covering Carbondale.

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