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 The Christian County Sheriff's Department recorded the following traffic accidents:

 55 year old Michael J. Fleigle of Taylorville was traveling east on 2000 N. Rd. at about 1379 E. hauling a load of furniture.  31 year old Jennifer Wayman of Taylorville was traveling west in the same area.  A floor lamp fell out of the trucks cargo area and fell in the roadway.  Wayman attempted to avoid the lamp and lost control and drove off the north side of the roadway and into the ditch.  Wayman vehicle came to rest when it crashed into trees.  Wayman was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital and was treated fo minor injuries.

 55 year old Linda J. Johnson of Nokomis was going north on County Hwy.#1 between township rd. 1000 north and twp. rd. 1100 north.  A deer came into the roadway, and Johnson struck the deer with the front, left side of the vehicle causing damage to the vehicle.  No injuries were reported. 

 66 year old Catherine M. Keen of Florida was east bound on township rd. 1700 north and was not familiar with the area and failed to negotiate the jog to the right in the road.  Keen drove straight through the intersection and t-boned the ditch of 1500 east rd.  Thge vehicle received major front end damage.  Keen was transported from the scene by ambulance and was taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield for minor injuries. 

 56 year old Diana L. Carnahan of Taylorville was traveling east on Burnett Blvd. and apparently had a seizure.  The 1999 Hyundai Elantra she was driving traveled across the intersection, over the curb and down the embankment, striking the residence at 1125 Springfield Rd.  The vehicle received damage to the front and passenger side.  The residence sustained damage to the stairs, landscaping, siding, structure, statuary, guttering and garage door.  Carnahan vehicle came to rest on the north side of the garage.  Carnahan was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for serious injuries. 

 37 year old Christian M. Gerlick of Blue Mound and passenger,  62 year old Marsha L. Norris of Mt. Auburn were going west on county #2, .4 of a mile west of township road 1350 east when a deer came into the roadway in front of the vehicle.  Gerlick struck the deer, killing it, and causing damage to the vehicle.  No injuries were reported. 


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