Three people injured in crash in rural Coles County

Three people injured in crash in rural Coles County

COLES STATION — Three people were reported injured in a two vehicle crash Friday in rural Coles County.

According to a state police report, Joyce Geary, 62, who listed an address in Springfield, was driving a car northeast on County Road 1000 N at 11:57 a.m. Friday, when she ran a stop sign and entered Illinois 121, where she pulled into the path of a van headed east on Illinois 121 and driven by Travis E. Monroe, 35, of Neoga.

The van slid sideways, hit a curb and overturned several times before coming to rest in the ditch.

Geary's car careened off the van, moved off the road and went into a ditch.

Geary was airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment for what state police described as non-life-threatening injuries. Carle had no information on her condition on Friday night.

Monroe and a passenger in Geary's car, Georgia Pettit, 58, of Springfield, were taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, which had no information on their condition on Friday night.

Police ticketed Geary for disobeying a stop sign.

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areader wrote on June 08, 2012 at 10:06 pm

A stop sign means STOP!  Geez!  Drivers need to pay attention please!