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Illinois State Police are investigating a bad accident that occurred in Montgomery County on Wednesday.  20 year old Max Heintz of Witt was traveling westbound on IL Route 16 just west of 22nd Avenue. 61 year old Janece Neunaber of Mattoon was traveling eastbound at the same location. For reasons currently unknown, Heintz crossed the center line and struck Neunaber’s vehicle head on. Both drivers were the sole occupants in their vehicles, and both had to be extricated from their vehicles. Heintz and Neunaber were both taken to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield in critical condition. IL Route 16 was closed in both directions for approximately five hours while an on scene investigation was completed. The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit is currently investigating, and charges against Heintz are pending at this time.


Another accident in Christian County resulted in 82 year old Evelyn B. Sisco of Taylorville being transported to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield to be treated for injuries. On Wednesday at about 2:21 PM Sisco was northbound on Illinois Route 48, just north of 1150 North Road. For unknown reasons Sisco left the roadway, and overturned in the west ditch. The accident is currently under investigation.

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