Two injured in rural crash

Two injured in rural crash

HOMER — Two men were injured in a two-vehicle collision at a rural intersection in eastern Champaign County Wednesday morning.

Illinois State Police at Pesotum said the collision between a pickup truck and a car happened at 7:25 a.m. at the intersection of Illinois 49 and the Homer Lake Road.

Police said Andrew Blackford, 31, of St. Joseph was driving the pickup truck east on the Homer Lake Road when he drove through the stop sign and into the southbound lane of Illinois 49. A southbound car driven by Carl E. Parr, 68, of Farmer City, collided with Blackford's truck then came to rest in a cornfield southeast of the intersection.

Both men were wearing seat belts and were taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana by ambulance.

A Carle spokeswoman said Blackford was treated and released but there was no information available on Parr.

Police issued Blackford a ticket for disobeying a stop sign.

Parr initially was ticketed for driving an uninsured motor vehicle, the report said, but that ticket was dismissed on Nov. 27 because he had proof of insurance, according to the state's attorney's office.

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