According to the Effingham Daily News, three people were hurt and several citations were written after an accident happened north of Brownstown at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday.
The Illinois State Police report that a Dodge Dakota pickup was being driven at the time of the accident by Joshua M. Lawrence, 32, of St. Elmo. He was proceeding east on County Road 2000N where it comes together with County Road 1600E.
Lawrence ran the intersection, causing his vehicle to run into a 2004 Toyota Tundra pickup driven by Brownstown resident, sixty-six year old Robert C. Stonecipher. One vehicle came to final rest in the roadway, the other vehicle wound up in a ditch.
Edward Willis, a fifty-three year old resident of St. Elmo, was thrown from the pickup from which he was a passenger. Willis was airlifted to Springfield’s St. John’s Hospital. The pickup driver, Lawrence, was taken by air to Barnes Jewish Hospital for his injuries. Stonecipher’s vehicle had a passenger who required hospitalization. She is Debra Stonecipher, 68, also of Brownstown. She was received by Fayette County Hospital by ambulance.
Lawrence was ticketed for failing o wear a seat belt, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and failing to yield at a intersection with a stop sign. Willis was ticked for failing to wear a seat belt.
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