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 width=The Illinois State Police was called to the scene of a one vehicle accident in Montgomery County earlier this week.

According to the accident report, a vehicle driven by Seth J. Ragland, of Springfield, was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 127, approximately four-tenths of a mile south of the Raymond/Nokomis blacktop. Ragland stated that he momentarily drifted off to sleep and was awakened when his vehicle left the roadway to the west. Ragland steered the vehicle back onto the roadway causing him to overcorrect and cross both lanes of traffic.

Ragland left the roadway to the east striking an embankment and over turning. Ragland came to rest approximately 30-feet from the roadway, on its wheels, facing the north east. Raymond Fire Department, Raymond/Harvel Ambulance, First Medic Ambulance Service, Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and Illinois State Police responded to the crash. All occupants of the crash were transported to hospitals via ambulance.

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