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Two Hamilton women injured in accident

Two Hamilton women were injured, at least one of them critically, after a late Monday afternoon accident in the 1100 block of State Road 427.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department said Alyssa Kimmell, 20, was traveling north on State Road 427 about 4:25 p.m. in a 1997 Ford Taurus when she ran off the roadway on the east side, overcorrected and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. Christine Workman, 64, was southbound in a 2009 Pontiac Vibe and collided head on with Kimmell, a news release said. Both drivers were pinned inside their vehicles and had to be extracted by fire crews.

The Parkview Samarian transported both drivers to Parkview Regional Medical Center. Kimmell, who was wearing her seatbelt, sustained a broken ankle and possible internal chest injuries, according to the news release. Workman “was believed to not have been wearing her seatbelt,” the release said. She was critically injured with internal lacerations, broken lower leg/ankle, and laceration to the knee.

Both vehicles were a total loss.

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