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Pair of Local Accidents Lead to Injuries

60 year old Shelly J. Dennis of Taylorville was traveling westbound on Park St. 56 year old Janet N. Dionne of Pana was traveling eastbound on Park St. Dennis collided head on with Dionne in the eastbound lane. Dennis stated at the scene that she fell asleep while driving and struck Dionne. Dennis and Dionne driver were both transported to Taylorville Memorial Hospital ER for treatment of injuries.


16 year old Steven M. Harris of Taylorville was parked in Taylorville High School’s parking lot. 15 year old Thomas R. Mollet of Owaneco was sitting in his vehicle talking to Harris. Mollet exited the vehicle and attempted to retrieve an item he had dropped while exiting the vehicle. Harris thought Mollet had left the area and began to back from the parking space. Harris struck Mollet at slow speed. Mollet complained of injury to his right leg and sought assistance at THS Student Services. The Taylorville Police Department, Taylorville Fire Department, and Sutton’s Ambulance were called by THS Student Services, and Mollet was then transported for medical treatment of his injuries.

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