SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County Coroner has confirmed that a 36-year-old woman is dead after a single car accident on Illinois Route 54 Friday morning.
Coroner Jim Allmon identified the victim as Elizabeth Fernandez of New Berlin. Around 10:30 a.m., Fernandez was traveling westbound on Old US Route 54 at Patton School Road when her vehicle left the roadway to the right and overturned. Emergency medical services transported her to the emergency room at Springfield Memorial Hospital, where she died shortly after arrival.
Hospital staff pronounced Fernandez dead at 11:48 a.m. The Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for Monday morning. They and the Illinois State Police will continue to investigate the accident.