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The Illinois State Police responded to a two vehicle accident on Illinois Route 138 in Macoupin County early Thursday morning.

According to the accident report, a vehicle driven by Mark A. Reising of Staunton was traveling southbound on Old Route 66, approaching the stop sign at Illinois Route 138. A second vehicle driven by Douglas E. Fuchs (fooks) was traveling eastbound on Illinois Route 138, approaching the intersection of Old Route 66.

As Fuchs’ vehicle went through the intersection, Reising’s vehicle rolled through the stop sign and struck the side of Fuchs’ 2008 Buick. Fuchs’ vehicle then spun 180-degrees and came to a stop facing westbound in the eastbound lanes of Illinois Route 138. Reising’s 2007 Ford pick-up truck came to a stop facing east in the eastbound lanes.

Fuchs was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield for treatment of minor injuries.

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