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Motorcycle Crash Sends Two To Hospital

A two-vehicle crash in Macoupin County has sent two people to the hospital. The crash happened Sunday afternoon at the intersection of E. Spruce Street in Benld, Illinois off Illinois 138. 20-year-old Briana L. Kuhlman of Gillespie was headed northbound on Illinois 138 in a 2008 Silver Pontiac Grand Prix. 57-year-old Delmar L. VanHuss and 54-year-old Katherine D. McCoig both from Benld were headed southbound on Illinois Route 138 in a 1998 black Harley Davidson Motorcycle. 


Kuhlman failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn onto East Spruce Street. Kuhlman entered the southbound lane and struck VanHuss. Kuhlman reported no injuries. VanHuss was flown to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. McCoig was flown to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. 


Kuhlman was cited for failure to yield turning left, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and driver required to wear a seatbelt. 

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