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THE CHRISTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ACCIDENTS:

 On October 22, Jeanetta M. Kohl, 62, of Taylorville was east bound on 700 North Road, and Matthew L. Dowdy of Indianapolis, Indiana was north bound on 1000 East Road.  Kohl stated shw slowed down as she approached the intersection at 1000 East.  Kohl said she did not see Dowdy anc continued through the intersection.  Dowdy saw Kohl approaching the intersection.  He observed he had the right of way, but slowed down anyway for the intersection.  Dowdy then saw that Kohl was entering the intersection.  Dowdy braked hard leaving about twelve feet of skid marks and down shifted in an attempt to get stopped.  Dowdy also turned to the right trying to avoid the crash.  The front driver's side corner of Dowdy's 1976 ½ ton grain Ford struck the rear passenger side of Kohl's 1997 Ford Windstar.  Kohl rotated clockwise anc came to a stop on the south east side of the intersection, facing the southwest.  Dowdy came to a stop facing north east on the south east corner of the intersection. 

 On October 23, Jason L. Morgan, 29, of Pana was south bound on US Highway 51 approximately ½ mile south of 1300 North Road when an unknown animal ran out into the road from the west side of the highway.  Morgan swerved to the east to avoid the animal.  He over steered and left his lane of traffic going into a crossover and then into the median.  Morgan struck a yield sign and a do not enter sign before coming to a stop on the west shoulder of the north bound lanes.  Morgan had minor cuts on his hands from the windshield glass. 

 

 

THE TAYLORVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTS THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS:

 On October 22, Joseph A. Leckner of Springfield, was arrested for driving while his license were suspended.

 

 
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