A Calamus woman who was slowing for a speed-limit change was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by an inattentive driver, sending her to the hospital, according to authorities.

An incident report says the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office received a call at about 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2 for a crash in Calamus.

Theresa A. Johnson, 55, was traveling eastbound on U.S. 30 when she began to slow her 2014 Chevrolet Cruze near the intersection with Davenport Street/170th Street in Calamus, the report says. 

Tiana N. Brewster, 19, of Wheatland, struck Johnson from behind while driving a 2015 Ford Fiesta. 

The report says Johnson was transported by ambulance to Genesis in DeWitt for possible injuries, and Brewster was transported by private vehicle. 

Johnson’s vehicle sustained about $5,000 in damage, while Brewster’s vehicle was believed to be totaled.

Brewster said she was “lost in thought” at the time, the report says. Brewster was cited with following too closely.