Local News

On the evening of December 1st John W. Sorrells 30 of Taylorville was heading east on the 500 block of East Park Street. Alice A. Moorehead 18 of Mt. Auburn was heading west in the 500 block of East Park Street.

According to a witness who is an off-duty Illinois State Police officer, Sorrells crossed the center lane in his 1996 Plymouth Breeze just prior to the accident and hit Moorehead's 2002 Ford Mustang head on in the 400 block of East Park Street.

The drivers of both vehicles were transported to the Springfield Memorial Hospital Trauma Unit with serious injuries. After investigation Sorrells was charged with DUI. Moorehead was cited for driving with a suspended license.

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