Ina woman seriously injured in crash on I-64 in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY — A 45-year-old Ina woman suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on Interstate 64 in Washington County.

According to the Illinois State Police, just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, 57-year-old Yumie Payne, of Bartlett, Tennessee, was driving a 2007 Sterling on I-64 in the right lane of traffic. Lori Aydt, of Ina, was driving a 2009 Toyota Camry behind the combination vehicle in the same lane.

Aydt was reportedly driving faster than Payne and failed to slow down causing her to strike the rear of Payne’s vehicle.

Aydt’s vehicle became pinned under the rear bumper of the trailer and Payne began to drag the Toyota, before both vehicles stopped on the right-hand shoulder.

Payne was uninjured but Aydt suffered major injuries and was airlifted from the scene to a regional hospital

Police said the cause of the crash was distracted driving. Charges are pending.