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Woman rolls vehicle in U.S. 231 crash

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A 21-year-old Bloomfield woman lost control her vehicle on a rain-slick roadway and overturned several times Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 231, south of Bloomfield.

Jessica D. Swaby, driving a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero, told county police she was northbound on U.S. 231, north of Antioch Road, about 1:24 p.m. when she saw a vehicle sitting in the weeds east of the highway and was looking at the vehicle.

When she realized that she was about to run off of the road, she over-corrected, crossed the center line and ran off the west side of the highway, according to a report filed by Greene County Sheriff's Department Special Deputy Karen S. Oliphant.

Deputy Oliphant said Swaby over-corrected two more times as she attempted to bring her vehicle under control -- running off of the roadway each time on the opposite side of the highway.

She then lost control on the rain-slick pavement and the vehicle overturned several times before coming to a rest on the passenger side sitting in the southbound lane.

Swaby suffered several abrasions and contusions in various parts of her head, arms and body, but she refused medical treatment at the scene by the Greene County Ambulance Service, according to Oliphant.

Swaby was later taken to Greene County General Hospital in Linton by private vehicle.

Assisting at the scene were personnel from the Richland-Taylor Fire Department.

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