Local News

43 year old Melissa M. Zini, of Taylorville, was traveling west on 1500 N. Rd. about 800 East.  A deer entered the roadway from the north.  Zini hit the deer, which ran off the south side of the roadway.  Zini came to the Christian County Sheriff's Department to report the crash. No injuries were reported. 

18 year old William A. Stryker, of Moweaqua, was traveling south on U.S. 51 approaching 400 North Rd.  Stryker reportedly lost control of his 2002 Chevrolet Blazer due to ice on the roadway and slid into the west ditch, and came to rest on the driver side.  No injuries were reported. 

On Saturday, Deputy McWard was dispatched to Co. Rd. #1 at 192 North for a single vehicle in the ditch.  When he arrived on the scene, he found the 2009 Ford in the ditch with the owner, Brett Walker present.  Walker stated he hit ice and lost control.  The vehicle was towed.  No injuries were reported. 

A two-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon is being blamed on failure to stop at a stop sign. According to Taylorvile police reports 35-year-old Walter H. Cunnington of Taylorville was headed west on East Park Street. Meanwhile, 45-year-old Mara L. Bertinetti of Taylorville was heading north on Shawnee Street. Bertinetti allegedly failed to stop, striking Cunnington’s vehicle on the front driver’s side. Bertinetti said she didn’t see the other vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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