Casey, IL (August 24, 2020) – One person was hospitalized following a vehicle collision in Clark County near the intersection of County Road 2100 East and County Road 450 North on Saturday, August 22.
According to initial reports, the collision took place late that evening at around 10:44 p.m. Two vehicles were reportedly involved in the crash, a red Honda Talon and a silver Jeep. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Honda, 56-year-old Brian E. Mason from West York, Illinois, was sitting stationary on County Road 2100 East facing south. At the same time, a Jeep driven by 33-year-old Thomas F. Edmonds from West Union, Illinois, was traveling southbound on the roadway.
It was reported that the Jeep veered to the right in order to avoid the oncoming ATV and collided with the rear of the Honda. A passenger in the Jeep, 31-year-old Ashley N. Edmonds also from West Union, sustained injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Both drivers and a passenger on the Honda refused medical treatment.
Mason was charged with driving under the influence. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with Ashley Edmond and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Illinois
Intoxicated drivers are responsible for a significant portion of roadway fatalities reported each year. Statistics show that an estimated 40% of deadly collision reported traffic deaths involve alcohol, and more than 10,000 people are killed each year in DUI collisions. In 2016, 10,049 people were killed by drunk drivers, accounting for 28% of deadly crashes each year. Every day, 30 people are killed in DUI crashes across the country, with one death happening every 50 minutes on average.
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