Teens not seriously injured in alcohol-related rollover
OGDEN - Six young people escaped serious injury when the truck they were in rolled over in a bean field early Friday morning.
Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Vercler said the driver of the truck, Cameron Anderson, 21, of the 100 block of West Church Street, Savoy, was ticketed for driving under the influence and reckless driving.
Vercler said the sheriff's office was notified shortly after 2 a.m. that there had been an accident in a field just south of county roads 1900 N and 2640 E northwest of Ogden.
Vercler said deputies learned that sometime around 1:40 a.m. Anderson was allegedly driving a Dodge Ram pickup in circles in the field with five passengers in the cab when the truck rolled over but landed on its wheels.
Anderson then drove the truck to the nearby residence of one of his passengers. The other four passengers went to other residences. Vercler said Anderson called to report the accident as did one of the young women involved.
Anderson and passenger Kyle Dyke, 21, of Ogden, were taken to Provena Covenant Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Their conditions were not immediately available.
Paige Grady, 18, and Kayla Pryor, 16, both of St. Joseph, were treated and released from Carle Foundation Hospital. Passengers Dalton Brownfield, 18, of St. Joseph, and Daniel Esposito, 17, of Ogden, did not require medical attention, Vercler said.
Vercler said deputies spent much of their shift finding and interviewing the people in the truck. He said Anderson admitted he had been drinking but refused to take a breath test.