Crash Sends One To WGH


The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 19: 


WHAT:                                             Personal Injury Traffic Crash


WHERE:                              IL Route 1 at Wabash County Road (CR) 1550 N


WHEN:                                        02/11/2019 at 6:16 pm


VEHICLE:                             Unit #1:  Gray 2018 Toyota RAV 4 driven by Donna K. Hedge, 66, Mt. Carmel


VEHICLE:                               Unit # 2:  2010 Kenworth Truck Tractor driven by Blake D. Patton, 29,

                                           Elizabethtown, IL


PRELIMINARY:                               According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, Patton, driving a Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer combination, was traveling South on Illinois Route 1 at Wabash County Road 1550 North (Poor Farm Road).  Hedge, driving a Gray Toyota RAV 4, proceeded East through a stop sign on Wabash County Road 1550 north to cross Illinois Route 1 and struck the truck tractor and semi-trailer on the passenger side.  Hedge was transported to Wabash General Hospital for minor injuries.  The Toyota RAV 4 was towed from the scene.  Patton drove the truck tractor semi-trailer from the scene.  ISP District 19 was assisted at the crash scene by the Mount Carmel Fire Department, Wabash County Ambulance, Wabash County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Carmel Police Department and Rick’s Towing.

CHARGES:                           Hedge was cited for Failure To Yield at Intersection.


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