Near head-on collision on Route 24

By WEEK Producer

December 27, 2013 Updated Jan 2, 2014 at 1:18 PM CDT

PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. -- A local woman lands in the hospital after almost getting into a head-on car crash.

Denni Marquet of Pekin was driving east on Route 24 near Bartonville when she crossed the double-yellow line into the westbound lane.

Peoria resident Mary Etherton saw Marquet cross the line and swerved to avoid hitting her head-on.

But Marquet's car did hit the back of Etherton's car.

Etherton was taken to Unity-Point Health Methodist and was treated and released.

Marquet was cited for improper lane usage and not having insurance.

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