After missing several local news broadcasts the past week, a popular WREX news personality explained her absence.

Kristin Crowley, from WREX-TV in Rockford explained on Facebook why she's been away from the news desk.

Turns out, Crowley was in a major car accident. According to her post, she broke her ankle in the three places requiring surgery.

The ankle surgery will keep her away from TV for what Crowley described as a "considerable amount of time."

While we're sad to hear that Crowley was injured in the car wreck, it appears she'll be back to work soon, saying "I look forward to the day when I return to doing the job I love and I hope you'll welcome me back into your home!"

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