NEWMAN — A Paris, Ill., man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning near Newman.
According to a state police report, Chase M. Hayworth, 21, who listed an address in Paris, was driving a pickup truck west on U.S. 36 about a third of a mile west of Illinois 49 when he approached a Freightliner truck driven by Charles D. Embry, 69, who listed an address in Paris, from the rear at 11:55 a.m. Monday.
Hayworth told police he intended to pass Embry's vehicle, but he looked down for a second. When he looked up, he realized he was too close to the other vehicle and hit the back of it.
Hayworth was taken by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, where he was listed in good condition Monday night.
Police ticketed Hayworth for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.