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Mail truck struck in two-vehicle accident Monday

Posted by on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 @ 10:13 am.

FAYETTE CO., Ill. - A driver was transported to an area hospital Monday evening after a collision while he was in his mail truck.

Illinois State Police said the accident occurred on Illinois Route 40 three-quarters of a mile east of Fayette County Road 1125E in the Bluff City area at 5:37 p.m. yesterday, Monday, December 4.

Preliminary investigation shows that a white 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe, being driven by Danny Spencer Hurrenn, 40, of Vandalia, was traveling westbound on Rt 40 behind a black 2012 Dodge Caravan mail truck being driven by Richard W. Matlock, 50, of Effingham.

Matlock had his flashers on in the mail truck, and a oscillating amber light on top of his his vehicle. He had stopped to deliver mail and was just starting to merge back into traffic at a slow speed when the front passenger side of Hurrenn's Tahoe struck the rear driver side of the mail truck.

Matlock was transported by Rural Med to Fayette County Hospital. Neither Hurrenn nor a passenger in his vehicle, Beth A. Stroup, 33, also of Vandalia, were injured.

Hurrenn was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

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1 Comment for “Mail truck struck in two-vehicle accident Monday”

  1. M D Stine

    USPS delivering on 12/5 can only mean one thing, he was disseminating items with a postmark of March 21, 2017 or earlier.

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