Seth Meinhart Seriously Injured in Four-Wheeler Crash on County Road 2150E Southeast...

Seth Meinhart Seriously Injured in Four-Wheeler Crash on County Road 2150E Southeast of Saint Marie

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The Effingham Daily News is reporting on the injuries of at least two people following a collision between two four-wheelers operating on a public roadway.

The accident between the two non-highway vehicles occurred Saturday when one four-wheeler ran into the back of another. Thrown off the following vehicle was Seth R. Meinhart, 19, of Newton, and a passenger, Stacey Smithenry, 20, also of Newton.

The accident happened on Jasper County Road 2150E, about five miles southeast of Saint Marie. The time was approximately 2:27 PM.

According to the Illinois State Police, Meinhart had to be eventually airlifted to Care Foundation Hospital in Urbana for his wounds. Smithenry was received by Richland Memorial Hospital for her injuries. Her present condition is unknown.

In the lead vehicle was Cole M. Horner, 18, of Dundas, and a 16-year-old female passenger. There is no report of them being injured.

Meinhart was cited for operating a non-highway vehicle on the roadway and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Horner was also cited for operating a non-highway vehicle on the roadway.

We will have more information on this accident as it becomes available.

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