Altamont woman dies following accident

Amiee Lowry

An Altamont woman died Friday as a result of injuries sustained in an accident the day before.

Amiee L. Gura-Lowry, 31, was westbound at about 6:20 p.m. Thursday near Country Club Road, west of Effingham, in a 2005 Ford truck when it left the roadway to the right, became airborne and entered a ditch, striking the tree, Illinois State Police said.

Lowry was airlifted to HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, where she was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

Gura-Lowry was the mother of three, a member of Altamont Lutheran Church, helped organize veteran memorial services in Kinmundy and was an avid Cubs fan, according to her obituary.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the McGriff and Triplett Funeral Home in Kinmundy. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

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