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Fatal Car Accident

By Leah Williams

A 38-year-old Hoyleton was killed in an accident near Irvington on Friday morning.

According to Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger, his office was dispatched at 9:41 a.m. to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Tower Road, a half mile north of Holly Road near Irvington.

Reports indicate that Carrie M. Shopinski was traveling south on Tower Road when the Chevrolet Malibu she was driving started to leave the roadway on its east side. Shopinksi reportedly over corrected and struck a bridge on the west side of the road.

According to Styninger, weather is “believed to have been a factor in the accident.” Shopinski was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident and was restrained by a seat belt. Shopinksi was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.

Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for routine testing. Other assisting agencies include Washington County Ambulance and Irvington Fire Department. Investigation is ongoing by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the county coroner’s office.

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