Fatal Single-Vehicle Accident on Backbone Road in Bureau County


A 44-year-old woman from Ladd died in single-vehicle crash in rural Princeton on Saturday afternoon.  According to the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle driven by the 44-year-old woman was driving east on Backbone Road by East 1550 Street when she lost control of her vehicle and struck the guardrail and bridge face multiple times.  The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the accident around 2:53 PM on August 26, 2023, and found the female driver deceased outside the vehicle.  She was declared deceased at the scene by the Bureau County Coroner.  Her name is being withheld pending notification of family and the end of the investigation.

The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Bureau County Coroner, Wyanet Fire Department, Wyanet EMS, Princeton EMS and the Wyanet Police Department.

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