MT. VERNON — — Traffic was backed up for several miles in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64, east of the Woodlawn exit on Thursday following a single-vehicle accident. The driver apparently lost control and ran off the south side of the road before hitting a tree. The unidentified motorist was taken to a local hospital, complaining of a neck injury, according to officials from Jefferson Fire Protection District, who responded to the accident. A dog, which was in the vehicle, was picked up by officials from the Jefferson County Animal Shelter for safekeeping. Illinois State Police is investigating the crash.
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Tow companies staying busy during storm
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Snow blankets entire region
MT. VERNON -- As predicted, a major winter storm has produced a blanket of snow in Jefferson County, causing headaches for motorists, and postponing or canceling many local events. All Jefferson County schools were closed late Thursday night after slContinued ...
Driver charged in fatal accident
MCLEANSBORO -- The driver of the crash near McLeansboro that killed five people recently has been charged in Hamilton Circuit Court. According to reports, Darrell Delong, 49, of Collinsville, was arrested on Thursday on one count of reckless homicideContinued ...
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