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Cortland woman faces charges after head-on crash in DeKalb

Published: Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:56 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – A Cortland woman faces charges of driving under the influence after a head-on collision early Sunday on Peace Road, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said Nichole R. Senatre, 32, of the first block of Prairie Street in Cortland, was traveling south on Peace Road north of Fairview Road around 1:40 a.m. when her 2016 Hyundai Accent drove onto the shoulder, crossed the center line and collided with a Nissan Sentra traveling north driven by Maria E. Bingaman, 49, of Kirkland.

Senatre ran from the scene after the crash, police said. She later returned and was arrested on charges of DUI, driving with a revoked license, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash.

Bingaman was taken to Kishwaukee Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

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