A single vehicle traffic crash occurred Monday afternoon, February 19th, in Effingham County along I-57 northbound at milepost 156. Preliminary details from Illinois State Police District 12 indicate Donta Johnson, 20, of Chicago, IL (unit 1) was northbound in the left lane and attempted to change back into the right lane. While doing so Johnson lost control of the vehicle and skidded off the roadway towards the right. The vehicle went through the grassy ditch, up an embankment and into the woods, where it then struck a large tree on the driver’s side.
Johnson had two passengers in the vehicle, Shiquita Washington, 24, of Chicago, IL and Kenna Johnson, 18, of Odin, IL. The driver and passenger Johnson were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital. Johnson (Driver) was later transferred to Carle Hospital in Urbana for further treatment. The driver was cited for driving on a revoked license and failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash. All 3 occupants were issued a citation for failure to wear a seatbelt.