Local News


Tia B. Paine, 32, of Taylorville, was westbound on Illinios Rt.104 just east of Kincaid Lake entrance.  She drove off the road to the right in her 2007 Jeep Compass right side of the vehicle.  Paine came back onto the roadway and continued westbound.  The vehicle and driver were later located at a residence in Kincaid. 

Nickolas J. Verardi, 42, of Taylorville, was northbound on County Road 1400 east.  Amotasi Teutusi, 50, of Taylorville was southbound on County Road 1400 east just south of County Road 1100 north when the vehicles met.  The driver side mirrors of each vehicle made contact receiving damage. 

Amber L. Daniels, 22, of Taylorville, was westbound on Township Road 900 north just east of Township Road 2100 east.  She lost control of her 2007 Pontiac G5 due to snow packed road.  Daniels slid off the road and into the right (north) ditch causing damage to the front, rear and under carriage of her vehicle.  She was transported form the scene by Assumption ambulance.  Double D towing removed the vehicle from the scene. 

Timothy G. Neisler, 42, of Taylorville, was traveling west on 1000 north approaching the intersection with County Highway 1.  Neisler said he could not stop in time at the stop sign and collided with Jason R. Lashbrook, 27, of Stonington, which was traveling north on County Highway 1.  After impact. Neisler came to rest in the field northwest on the intersection and Lashbrook jacknifed and came to rest in the west of County Highway 1.  Neisler and juvenile passenger were taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

James J. Pickett, 87, of Kincaid, was traveling west on state Route 104 and tried to turn on 1500 North Road.  Pickett slid in the intersection in his 1997 Chevrolet Conversion and went off the roadway.  He ran over a telephone box and a warning sign for buried cable.  Pickett was stuck on top of the signs. 

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