Police cite Belleville woman in rollover crash

News-DemocratMay 13, 2014 

A Belleville woman is accused of speeding and using an electronic device after police said she crashed into a parked car and overturned on Sunday.

Emergency personnel responded about 8:55 p.m. Sunday to a crash in the 200 block of Lebanon Avenue, between Jackson Street and Douglas Avenue in Belleville.

Police believe Angelita S. Barton, 32, was westbound on Lebanon when she hit a parked car, moving that vehicle into a utility pole and knocking down power lines.

The vehicle Barton was driving then rolled onto its side and firefighters had to cut the roof to free her, according to Fire Chief Tom Pour.

Pour said the woman was conscious when she was taken by ambulance to a hospital for injuries related to the crash.

Barton's condition was not available Tuesday.

Barton has been convicted of 10 traffic offenses since 2001. Her pending charges in St. Clair County include two retail theft charges and five traffic citations from this year, and an unlawful possession of a controlled substance charge from 2011.

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