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Montgomery County Crash Sends 4 People To Area Hospitals

The Illinois State Police is investigating a two-vehicle personal crash. On Friday afternoon around 4:25 PM on Route 66 ¼ mile south of Grosenheider Lane (South of Litchfield) in Montgomery County. A Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on US Route 66 while a Ford Taurus was traveling southbound.  The Toyota entered the left lane to pass a vehicle in front of it and struck the Ford head-on. The driver the Toyota, 83-year-old Georgia D. Weidler of Mount Olive was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. The driver of the Ford, 30-year-old Joseph D. Faulkner and 24-year-old Taylor L. Richards of Staunton were not wearing seat belts and were air-lifted to a local trauma center with serious injuries. There was a 1-year-old male from Staunton in the back of the Ford Taurus. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. No further information is available at this time.


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