According to a recent press release from the Illinois State Police District 12, an injury crash occurred the afternoon of Tuesday, November 8th at US 51 at Boat Dock Road in Marion County around 1:39 PM. Involved in the incident were David Mc Clelland of Centralia, IL (unit 1) and Kevin Pearson of De Soto, IL (unit 2). The driver of unit 2 had two passengers with him, Stanley Ezell and Terri Fuller both of De Soto, IL as well.
The press release states Unit 1 was stopped at westbound Kinoka/Boat Dock Road at the stop sign, intersecting with US 51 in Pakota, IL. Unit 2 was southbound on US 51 just north of the intersection. Unit 1 proceeded to cross US 51 causing unit 2 to strike the axle on the passenger side tire head on.
Fuller, a passenger in unit 2’s vehicle, suffered Type A injuries and was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia by Pakota Fire/Ems. Unit 1 was charged with failure to yield for oncoming traffic.