SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Authorities in central Illinois say a 63-year-old Springfield woman died in a vehicle accident due to slick road conditions produced by wintry weather this past weekend.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports Vicki S. Gardner and a relative were heading east on Interstate 72 north of Decatur on Saturday evening when their vehicle slid off the roadway and into the median. Macon County Coroner Michael E. Day says a bus struck Gardner when she exited the vehicle and headed toward the roadway. She died at the scene and Illinois State Police are investigating.

The National Weather Service says a storm brought a narrow swath of snow from northwestern through central Illinois. It left up to a foot of accumulation in some areas.


Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com