An 18-year-old female died early Saturday morning on Lageman Road near Brighton in Jersey County after her vehicle left the roadway and lost control after trying to come back onto the roadway.
One person was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver, Jamie Edelen, 18 of Brighton, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
According to a release from Illinois State Police, a 2004 white Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling north on Lageman Road near Dutch Lane around 6:30 a.m. when the vehicle left the right side of the roadway. Police said the vehicle came back onto the roadway, lost control, went across the roadway and went off the left side of the roadway striking a tree line and fence.