No injuries as car goes into marsh

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ALTON — A young driver who failed to negotiate a sharp turn drove a car into a marsh off Route 28, but was unharmed and the vehicle sustained only minor damage.
Police Chief Ryan Heath said the driver was northbound toward the traffic circle and went off the side of the road where there “wasn’t much of a shoulder, and the water is close to the roadway at that location.”
The car was barely into the water and did not submerge, so it was an easy job to pull it out, the chief said.