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Crash in Watson sends driver for treatment on Air Evac

Posted by on Monday, May 20th, 2019 @ 8:48 pm.

EFFINGHAM CO., Ill. - A car-v-truck collision just before noon today sent a driver to an unnamed hospital for treatment of injuries sustained.

Illinois State Police report that the accident occurred at 11:55 a.m. today (Monday, May 20) on Illinois Route 37 and West Main in the village of Watson in Effingham County.

ISP said that a black 2001 Oldsmobile being driven by Alicia M. Kessler, 25 of Mason, was traveling northbound on 37 at that location when she lost control entering the southbound lane of traffic. The reason for loss of control was not given.

When this occurred, the Oldsmobile struck a gold 2001 Peterbilt truck-tractor/semi-trailer being operated by Gregory G. Newburn, 34, of Watson apparently head-on, as it was traveling southbound at the same location.
Kessler was transported from the scene by Air Evac with unspecified injuries and to an unspecified hospital.

She was later cited for Improper Lane Usage.

Newburn was uninjured; there were no passengers in either vehicle.

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