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Texting and driving caused rollover crash

Quincy Police responded to a rollover crash Saturday afternoon.

Officers arrived on scene at 2021 Prairie Avenue just after noon and saw the car laying on its roof in the middle of the road.

The crash report said a 16-year-old driver was sending a text to their parents while driving.

After sending the text and putting the phone down, the driver told police they looked up and drove into a utility pole.

The report said the 1998 Ford Contour hit the pole, flipped and landed on its roof.

The driver was not injured and was given a ticket and released from the scene. 

Ameren Illinois crews were called on scene to clean up the damage to the utility pole. 

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