3 injured in rollover crash when driver gets distracted by GPS, officials say

3 injured in rollover crash when driver gets distracted by GPS, officials say

Three people were injured Tuesday morning in a rollover crash after the driver got distracted during an argument over GPS location, according to a release from the Green County Sheriff’s Office.

Green County emergency crews responded around 11:50 a.m. to reports of a single-vehicle rollover crash in the N6000 block of Highway 59 in the town of Albany, officials said.

Marcus J. Washington, 25, of Chicago, was southbound on Highway 59 when he got distracted by an argument over a GPS location and his vehicle hit the gravel shoulder, according to the release. Washington over-corrected and the vehicle overturned several times.

Washington was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, investigators said. He was injured in the crash and taken to Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

Washington’s passengers, 20-year-old Chanel M. Washington, of Freeport, Illinois, and 26-year-old Justin M. Washington, of Chicago, were not wearing seat belts and were taken to Mercy Hospital in Janesville with injuries from the crash, according to the release.

The crash remains under investigation.

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