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Passenger transported after crash

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Deborah Smith, 43, of West Liberty, was transported by Macochee squad to Mary Rutan Hospital following a crash Tuesday afternoon on north Detroit Street just north of Newell Street in West Liberty.

Officers of the West Liberty Police Department report Clayton Branch, 18, of Urbana, was operating a northbound car about 3:15 p.m. when he struck the rear of a northbound car driven by Lafonda Biggs, 43, of West Liberty, that had slowed for traffic.

There was minor damage to both vehicles, and both were driven from the scene.

Ms. Smith was a front seat passenger in Ms. Biggs’ vehicle. The two drivers did not report any injuries. All occupants were wearing their seat belts.

The crash remains under investigation. The West Liberty Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

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