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Woman released from hospital following rollover crash

By Staff | May 6, 2016

The driver in a single-vehicle crash that sent five to the hospital has been treated and released.

As of Thursday, Kathrine Ann Wortman, 29, of 201 E. Kismet Parkway, had been discharged from Lee Memorial Hospital, where she was taken on Saturday following the accident, according to officials.

Police reported that Wortman was driving a Chevrolet Equinox eastbound on Kismet Parkway in the outside lane at about 4 p.m. In the 1200 block, the SUV veered to the right and drove off the road.

The vehicle then veered back to the left and re-entered the road, according to police. The SUV continued drifting to the left and ran off the road into the median, where it overturned three times.

The vehicle came to a stop off the south side of the roadway, with its wheels on the ground.

Police reported that during the rollovers, Wortman and her front seat passenger – Jared E. Tuszynski, 25, also of 201 E. Kismet Parkway – were ejected from the SUV. Neither were wearing seat belts.

Both Wortman and Tuszynski came to a rest in the middle of the eastbound lanes.

Three rear seat passengers – an 8-year-old girl, a 6-year-old boy and a 5-year-old boy – remained inside of the SUV. According to police, one child was in a booster seat and another was restrained.

Wortman and Tuszynski were trauma-alerted to Lee Memorial Hospital with injuries.

The children were transported with minor injuries; one of the boys had a broken collarbone.

As of Thursday, Tuszynski was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

The conditions of the three children were unknown.

Police noted that the accident is not alcohol or drug related.

According to a report, Wortman was doing an estimated 60 mph in posted 45 mph zone.

The investigation continues.