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Hodson Pleads Guilty In Fatal Crash

A Taylorville man has pleaded guilty in connection to a fatal accident that killed two people. 48-year-old Robert M. Hodson of Taylorville plead guilty in a negotiated settlement in front of Judge Brad T. Paisley on Thursday. Hodson plead guilty to aggravated DUI resulting in accident or death. The cap is 20 years imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.


The incident occurred on April 8th, 2021 around 11 PM on Illinois Route 48 near East 1550 N Road between Taylorville and Stonington. 19-year-old Haley Anne Shoot and 20-year-old Zaydin Jon Dudra were hit and killed after Hodson crossed the center line, running head-on into the vehicle that Shoot was driving. One other passenger was hospitalized at the time of the crash. 


Sentencing is set for August 21st at 1:15.  

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