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updated: 10/25/2013 5:55 PM

Teen hit in head with arrow

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CERRO GORDO, Ill. -- Authorities say preventable mistakes are to blame in an archery accident that has left a central Illinois teenager hospitalized.

The Piatt County Sheriff's Department says Maci Webb of Cerro Gordo was shot in the head with an arrow on Oct. 10. She remains in critical condition in an Urbana hospital. Cerro Gordo is about 30 miles southwest of Urbana.

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According to the News-Gazette in Champaign, the sheriff's department says Webb was sitting downrange from the archer when he fired.

The investigation also found that the archer was fatigued. He was a beginner and had fired the new compound bow about twice as many times as an inexperienced shooter should.

Though no foul play is suspected Piatt County State's Attorney Dana Rhoades will review the case for possible charges.

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