New Berlin woman dead after traffic crash on Interstate 72

By Gary Scott on October 27, 2015 at 7:48am

It reportedly happened on the westbound ramp at Exit 82, just east of the Morgan-Sangamon County line at around 3:15 p.m yesterday, according to Illinois State Police reports.

District 9 troopers responded to a report of a one-vehicle crash with injuries and arrived to find that a 2006 Pontiac had traveled off the right side of the ramp, overcorrected, and exited the left side of the ramp where it struck a tree.

The driver and sole occupant, 89-year-old Viola Werries, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office.

Police say Werries wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.