According to a recent press release from Illinois State Police District 12, a two vehicle injury crash occurred the morning of Wednesday, October 12th at approximately 8:28 AM along US Route 40, at 1000 street, just 3-miles east of Martinsville. Those involved were Andy E. Beard of Flat Rock, IL (unit 1) and Michael S. Stout of Martinsville, IL (unit 2).
The press release states Unit 1 was traveling west and approaching the 1000 Street intersection. Unit 2 was slowing/stopping west on US Route 40 for a left turn maneuver. Unit 1 reportedly averted attention off the roadway failing to recognize Unit 2’s turn intent. Unit 1 ended up rear ending unit 2 resulting in damages to both vehicles. Both vehicles were towed due to damages sustained, while unit 1 sustained injuries resulting from the collision causing a transport to Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Indiana for non-life threatening injuries. Unit 1 was also charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid collision.