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Teen charged with DUI after crash in Hamilton County

HAMILTON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A teenager is facing a DUI charge after a crash in Hamilton County early Friday morning.

Illinois State Police say 18-year-old Derek Smith of Johnston City was driving on Route 14 just after midnight when, for unknown reasons, his truck off the road and hit several culverts.

The truck then rolled over and came to rest on its passenger side. 

Smith was flown to an area hospital and was also cited for driving under the influence. Additional charges are pending for Smith, according to ISP.

Police also say Smith's passenger fled from the scene and authorities have not been able to locate him. Charges for the passenger are now pending.

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