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Driver admits to running red light, causing accident

Published: Friday, June 1, 2012 5:33 p.m. CST

Two people received minor injuries in a crash that took place Thursday in Morris.

According to Morris Police Department records, just after 2 p.m., a 2010 Ford Explorer driven by Peggy L. Jorstad, 53, of 7400 W. Airport Road, was traveling northbound on Lisbon Road.

When she crossed the intersection with Gore Road on a green light, she was struck by Matthew A. Leblanc, 30, of Crown Point, Ind., who was traveling eastbound on Gore in a 2000 Ford Explorer.

Leblanc admitted to police he ran the red light, saying that by the time he realized he light was red, he was in the intersection and struck another vehicle.

Jorstad's vehicle came to a rest at the intersection's northeast corner against a utility pole, while Leblanc's vehicle came to a rest nearby in a ditch, the release said.

The two drivers were both transported to Morris Hospital for treatment.

Leblanc was cited by Morris police for disobeying a traffic control signal and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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