Local News

A personal injury crash occurred this morning at approximately 8AM on the southbound lane of route 29 at Edinburg.

 

The drivers included a15-year-old female from Taylorville, driving a Ford Explorer and 44-year-old Scott Baxter of Pontiac who was in a Ford Van.

 

According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, the Explorer was traveling northbound on Rt. 29 just north of East Masonic St. near Edinburg while the van was traveling southbound.

 

The juvenile crossed over the double yellow center line and struck Baxter head on. Driver of the vehicle as well as 48-year-old, Lori Thomas and an 11-year-old passenger of the Ford Explorer, travelling northbound, were transported by ambulance to Springfield area hospitals. 

 

Baxter was airlifted by helicopter to St. John’s hospital. The passengers of Baxter’s vehicle, 23-year-old, Amanda Vanostran and 39-year-old and Winona Demain both of Pontiac, were transported by ambulance to Springfield area hospitals.

 

Charges are still pending.

 

 
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