Brighton woman dies in Jersey County accident

Brighton woman dies in Jersey County accident

An 18-year-old Brighton female died as a result of a traffic accident in Jersey County Sept. 28. The incident occurred on Lageman Road, approximately 484 feet north of West Dutch Lane, Illinois State Police District 18 reported.

Jamie Edelen, northbound on Lageman Road just north of West Dutch Lane, was driving a 2004 white Pontiac Grand Prix.

Edelen’s vehicle left the right side of the roadway, traveled on the grass shoulder and came back onto the roadway. The driver then lost control, going across the roadway and off the left side of the roadway.

The vehicle struck a tree line and fence, coming to rest facing south, in the yard of a farm, according to the report.

Edelen was found deceased in the vehicle, according to the accident report.