Hamilton woman arrested in connection with fatality

Head-on collision may be alcohol related


CARTHAGE - Sheriff Travis Duffy reports that a crash occurred on July 6, 2023 at approximately 5:57 PM just west of 98 Buchanan Street in Carthage, IL which led to one fatality.
A 2001 black Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Karinsa K. Washburn, age 52 of Hamilton, IL, crossed the center lane and struck a 2005 maroon Chevrolet Malibu driven by Nancy J. Bentley, age 73 of Elvaston, IL, head on.
Carthage Fire Department was dispatched for extrication and both drivers were treated by Hancock County EMS.
The Sheriff’s Office was later notified that Nancy Bentley succumbed to her injuries from the crash and passed away.
Karinsa Washburn was seen at Carthage Memorial Hospital where deputies continued their investigation. Washburn was subsequently charged with Illegal Transportation of Alcohol by a Driver and Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol. Washburn was treated overnight at the hospital and then transported to the Hancock County Jail upon her release from the hospital. Additional charges are anticipated to be filed later today.
Carthage Police Department also responded and assisted with the crash scene and the later investigation. The Hancock County State’s Attorney also assisted during the investigation.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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