On 03/21/2023, at approximately 0650 hours, Molly M. Baker (35 yrs. old, out of Quincy), was driving a white, 1998 Ford Ranger eastbound on SR-70, west of Squirrel Creek Road, at a speed of approximately 45 to 55 mph through an icy left curve in the road. Due to the speed that Baker drove the Ranger through the icy left curve, the Rangers tires lost traction with the roadway surface. As a result, the Ranger slid north out of the eastbound lane, across the westbound lane, and collided with a icy snow berm bordering the north asphalt shoulder. The Ranger continued north through the icy berm and up an ascending dirt/rock embankment, where it began to overturn onto its right side. The Ranger rolled back down the embankment towards SR-70, where Baker, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was fully ejected out of the shattered driver's door window onto the north asphalt shoulder, resulting in major injuries to her head. The Ranger came to rest on its right side completely blocking the westbound lane.
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