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Ottawa man arrested after deputies said he fled crash

Ottawa woman taken to hospital with injuries from crash

Edward Smith
Edward Smith

A 49-year-old Ottawa man was arrested Saturday after La Salle County deputies said he fled the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Naplate.

Just before 8 p.m. Saturday, deputies said Edward Smith backed out into the roadway from 1607 Ottawa Ave. in Naplate and struck Paula Wing, 48, Ottawa, who was traveling westbound on Ottawa Avenue.

Wing was taken to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa by Ottawa EMS.

Smith was located by deputies at 1611 Ottawa Ave., then arrested on complaints of felony leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, failure to give aid after an accident, improper backing and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

Smith was taken to La Salle County Jail. He was released Sunday after posting $500.

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