An alcohol-related traffic crash sent two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries on Tuesday. On June 1st, at 1:45 PM, Christian County 9-1-1 received a call reporting a single-vehicle crash on County Highway #2, 1/10th of a mile west of County Highway #22. It was reported that the vehicle was traveling eastbound when the driver lost control. The vehicle entered the north ditch flipping and landing on its wheels in a cornfield north of the roadway.
Occupants in the vehicle included 27-year-old Naquita D. Marshall of Clinton and her three-year-old daughter. The three-year-old was taken to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis by airlift and Marshall was transported by ambulance to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
The traffic crash is suspected to be alcohol-related. It is currently being investigated by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. The Christian County Sheriff’s Office thanked Mt. Auburn Fire & Rescue, Dunn’s Ambulance, Arch Air Medical, Edinburg PD, and Stonington PD for their assistance on the crash.