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Medical issue causes wreck in Crawford County village

Posted by on Monday, April 9th, 2018 @ 5:56 pm.

PALESTINE, Ill. - A medical issue is said to have been what caused an accident this afternoon in the village of Palestine.

The single-vehicle accident happened this afternoon (Monday, April 9) at approximately 2:53 p.m.

At that time,Chief Jeff Besing was dispatched to the 200 block of S. Leaverton Street for a vehicle that had struck a tree.

The accident investigation revealed that Rex E. Mitchell, 74 of Palestine, was southbound on Leaverton Street in a teal-colored 2005 Chevy Avalanche.

Mr. Mitchell experienced a medical episode and lost consciousness while driving, crossing over the oncoming lane of traffic; upon leaving the roadway, he struck a tree in the front yard of a residence in the 200 block of S. Leaverton.

Mr. Mitchell was transported to the Crawford Memorial Emergency Room where he was treated for non-incapacitating injuries.

Assisting at the accident scene were LaMotte Township Fire Department, United Life Care EMS and American Autobody Towing.

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