Hit and Run Leads to Rollover


Champaign IL – A rollover accident in Champaign sent one man to the hospital, and the man was also involved in a hit and run.


Officers were called to the 400 block of East Eureka for a rollover accident around 4pm on Wednesday. Witnesses at the scene say the car was speeding down North 4th Street before the driver lost control, and hit a power poll.


54 year old, Steve Newsome, of Urbana was pulled from the vehicle after the crash. Police then determined that Newsome was also involved in a hit and run that happened about a half hour before the rollover. Police were called to Zero Block of East Main Street around 3:30 for a hit and run.


Police say that Newsome fled the scene of the accident. Police were in the process of giving him a ticket for driving an uninsured vehicle when he drove off. He was found later after he rolled his car. He was taken to Carle Hospital and is in stable condition.


Newsome is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and fleeing and eluding a police officer.

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