A Sycamore woman was airlifted following a single-vehicle DUI accident north of DeKalb where she allegedly struck a ComEd pole and electrocuted herself on one of the downed power lines on Wednesday morning.
According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a single-vehicle accident in the area of Rich Rd. and Glidden Rd. at around 1:33 a.m.
Deputies found that a vehicle being driven by 26-year-old Kelsey Goodwin of Meadow Ln. was eastbound on Rich Rd. when she drove into the south ditch and struck a ComEd pole, causing the pole to break.
Goodwin allegedly exited her vehicle and touched one of the downed power lines, electrocuting herself.
DeKalb EMS transported Goodwin to Kishwaukee Hospital for treatment.
Goodwin was later airlifted to St. Anthony's Hospital in Rockford with serious, but ultimately non-life threatening injuries.
Officials say Goodwin is charged with DUI, Improper Lane Usage and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.
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