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CHARLESTON -- A Lovington woman was sent to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana after getting hit by an SUV when crossing the street on New Year's Eve. 

According to a Charleston Police Department crash report, Dayaneira Figueroa-Santiago of Charleston struck pedestrian Amanda Wylie of Lovington, who was crossing the street at 11:23 p.m. Dec. 31 at Monroe Avenue and Sixth Street. 

Figueroa-Santiago, listed in the report as Unit 1, was driving westbound in the 600 block of Monroe at the time of the collision. Wylie, listed in the report as Unit 2, was crossing the intersection on foot, outside of a crosswalk. 

Wylie then walked in front of the vehicle of Figueroa-Santiago, who was unable to stop in time and struck Wylie. According to the report, Wylie sustained "Type A injuries" and was taken to the hospital.

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Figueroa-Santiago was sent to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon and Wylie was sent to Carle following the accident.

Figueroa-Santiago was transported to the Charleston police station for processing and questioning, and was later released and sent to Sarah Bush Lincoln, according to information provided by the Charleston Police Department. Figueroa-Santiago was cited for driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Wylie had been drinking prior to walking in the roadway, but indicated she did not believe she was "intoxicated" at the time of the accident. 

A condition report for Wylie was unavailable.

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