Addieville woman killed in one-vehicle accident near Nashville

An Addieville woman has died from injuries sustained during a single-vehicle accident late Friday night.

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger said in a post that his office was dispatched to Illinois State Route 15 just east of Geisel Lane at 11:25 p.m. Darlene Eggemann, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:34 p.m.

According to reports, Eggemann was driving west on Route 15 and did not negotiate a curve in the road, causing the vehicle to flip several times. Authorities say Eggemann appeared “to have been the unrestrained driver” of the GMC Canyon pickup truck and was ejected from the vehicle.

Styninger said the cause of death was blunt force trauma, and the manner will be “ruled as accidental.” Toxicology samples were obtained for further routine testing.

Other assisting agencies in the accident included Washington County Ambulance Service, the Nashville Fire and Police departments, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police. It remains under investigation by the ISP and the coroner’s office.

Eggemann’s obituary can be found here.

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