Mailman Injured In Crash


The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 12

WHAT: 2 Car Personal Injury Crash

WHERE: Rt 40 Westbound ¾ mile east of Fayette County Rd 1125 E, Bluff City

WHEN: 5:37 PM 12/04/2017

VEHICLES: Unit #1 – White 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe

Unit #2 – Black 2012 Dodge Caravan

OCCUPANTS: Unit #1 Driver – Danny spencer Hurrenn, 40, Vandalia IL

Unit #2 Driver - Richard W. Matlock, 50, Effingham IL

PASSENGERS: Unit #1 – Beth A. Stroup, 33, Vandalia IL

CHARGES: Driver Unit #1 – Failure to Reduce Speed To Avoid an Accident

TRANSPORTS: Driver Unit #2 was transported by Rural Med to Fayette County Hospital

PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigation shows that Unit 1 was traveling westbound on Rt 40 behind unit #2. Unit #2 had his flashers on and a oscillating amber light on top of his his vehicle. Unit #2 had stopped to deliver mail and was just starting to merge back into traffic at a slow speed when the front passenger side of unit #1 struck the rear driver side of unit #2.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

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