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2 people were injured at 6:19 Monday morning in a 3 vehicle crash on Illinois Route 29, with the Christian County Sheriff's Office saying alcohol was a factor.


Officials say 34 year old Justin D. Short of Beecher City, and 20 year old Braden P. Bumgardner of Pana were both northbound on IL Route 29. Just south of Township Road 1100 North in Locust Township, Olivio drove into the northbound lane striking the driver’s side of Short and Bumgardner’s vehicles. Olivio and Bumgardner were transported to Taylorville Memorial Hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. Olivio was later released and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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