Two hurt in crash at Camargo

Two hurt in crash at Camargo

CAMARGO — Two people were injured and one person was ticketed in a crash on Wednesday afternoon in Camargo.

State police say Rachel Lea Tombers, 27, of Charleston, was driving west on U.S. 36 at Camargo when she crossed the center line and collided head-on with an eastbound car driven by William Michael McBurney, 48, of Oakland. The crash happened at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. They were taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County. No information was available on their conditions.

Police said Tombers told them she was texting and talking on the phone just before the crash. She was ticketed for driving under the influence of drugs and for improper lane usage.

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787 wrote on July 25, 2013 at 8:07 am

When will people realize that you can't text and drive at the same time... and you're an idiot for trying?   If she'd hit a motorcyclist head on, then someone would be dead.

Of course, when you're making decisions with drugs in your system, those decisions tend to be flawed.