The Christian County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Christian County Coroner, Illinois State Police, and the Owaneco and Taylorville Fire Departments, is investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on August 11th, 2011 in Locust Township.
At approximately 6:00am Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene of a fatal two vehicle accident which occurred at the intersection of 1100N 1900E Rd. Initial investigation determined that a blue Chevrolet S-10, operated by Clifford Newton (64) of Pana, was traveling northbound, while a white Dodge, operated by Leonard Carroll (52) of Macon was traveling westbound.
The vehicles struck each other at the intersection which resulted in the deaths of Mr. Newton and his occupant, Vincent Temmen (44) of Pana. Mr. Carroll was treated at the scene by Sutton Ambulance and was subsequently airlifted to St. John's Hospital in Springfield by Arch Air Medical Services.
This matter is currently still under investigation.
The Christian County Sheriff’s Office would like to urge citizens to exercise extreme caution when traveling through rural roads, especially while going through unmarked intersections.
Anyone with information is requested to contact the Christian County Sheriff’s Office (824-4961), their local law enforcement agency or Christian County Crime Stoppers at (1-800-568-TIPS) or (824-9100)