2 Injured in Olney Crash


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

WHAT: Personal injury accident.

WHERE:  Rt. 130 at W. Butler St. in Olney (Richland County)

WHEN: 04:15 PM 03/16/18  

VEHICLES: Unit #1 – Green, 1996, Ford pickup.
Unit #2 – Silver, 2015, Chevrolet passenger car.
DRIVER: Unit #1 – William R. Derler, 53, of Olney, IL.
Unit #2- Carl J. Kessler, 78, of Olney, IL.        
PASSENGERS: Unit #1- Colden Derler, 22, of Dundas, IL.

CHARGES: Driver of Unit #1 was charged with failure to yield at an intersection and operating an uninsured vehicle.

TRANSPORTS: The passenger of Unit #1 and driver of Unit #2 were transported to Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

PRELIMINARY:   Preliminary investigative details indicate Unit #1 was traveling East bound on West Butler St. stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Rt. 130 in Olney.   Unit.#2 was traveling North bound on Rt. 130 at Butler St.  Unit #1 began to travel E/B across Rt. 130 on W. Butler pulling in front of unit #2.  Unit #2 struck the passenger side of Unit #1.  Unit #1 rolled onto its driver’s side.  Both units came to a rest in the middle of the intersection.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law