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St. Paris woman killed in rollover crash


A St. Paris woman was killed early Thursday morning when she lost control of her vehicle and overturned on Zimmerman Road.

Alison Bumgardner, 47, was killed in a single-vehicle crash when her 1997 GMC van went off the west side of the road and overturned shortly before 7 a.m. in the 6000 block of Zimmerman Road in Mad River Twp. in Champaign County, said Matt Melvin, Champaign County sheriff.

A second woman, Cailtin Woodrum, 26, was a passenger in the vehicle and was taken by ambulance to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana, where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Bumgardner was headed south on Zimmerman Road when she lost control, and she was partially ejected from the driver’s side of the vehicle, Melvin said. Champaign County Coroner Josh Richards pronounced her dead at the scene.

Deputies are still investigating the crash, but it doesn’t appear that drugs or alcohol were involved. Some snow was on the road, but it’s not clear what role, if any, the weather might have played in the accident, Melvin said.

Neither Bumgardner nor Woodrum appeared to be wearing a seat belt during the crash, Melvin said.


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