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Traffic Accidents in Taylorville

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

63 year old Patricia E. Kampee, of Decatur, was heading north on Rt. 48 whan a deer ran across the road in front of the Jeep Cherokee she was driving.  Kampee was not able to stop in time, hit the deer and caused damage to her vehicle. 

 28 year old Brett P. Stock, of Eldorado, was heading west on 1500 North Rd. and 52 year old Karla G. Koenig, of Moweaqua, was heading south on 2700 East Rd. attempting to turn west on 1500 north Rd. Kkoenig did not see Stocks vehicle because of the sun.  Koenig pulled out in front of Stock, causing him to hit her vehicle.  Stock was pulling two farm tanks.  No injuries were reported. 

 37 year old Jolayne R. Hester, of Pana, was backing out of her drive at 818 W. Dewitt Street and 65 year old Charlotte A. Thompson, of Taylorville, was heading west on Dewitt.  Hester did not see Thompson vehicle because of a trash can in her way.  Hester hit Thompson vehicle causing damage to both vehicles. 

38 year old Eric W. Hanley, of Sigel ,was parked in the parking lot of Ahlstroms in Taylorville on the north side of the plant.  44 year old Mark A. Pyburn, of Stevensville, MI turned too tight and the trailer of Pyburn hit the front passengers side of Hanley.  Damage was caused to the front fender and the mirror bracket of Hanleys freightliner.  No injuries were reported. 

Monday evening at approximately 5:45, an accident occurred in the 900 Block of N. Cheney. According to police reports, 27-year-old Jacob L. Kirchff of Kincaid couldn’t slowdown in time to avoid hitting the back end of a vehicle drive by 50-year-old Douglas R. Hancock of Taylorville. Kirchoff reportedly told police the wet roads contributed to the accident. No injuries were reported.

An accident was reported last Friday at the intersection of Spresser and Cheney streets. According to reports, 17-year-old Victoria Aymer of Tovey struck the rear of a vehicle driven by 53-year-old Michael L. Ayers of Taylorville. No injuries were reported.

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