Woman hurt in crash at rural intersection

PESOTUM — One Pesotum woman was taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana following a late morning accident Tuesday about two miles east of Pesotum.

Champaign County sheriff's Sgt. Dan Coile said Hannah S. LaPayne, 19, was driving a Toyota Corolla north on County Road 1200 E at 11:20 a.m. when she went to turn west on County Road 200 N and collided with an eastbound sport utility vehicle.

Coile said Taylor Quinn, 17, also of Pesotum, was driving a Ford Explorer when LaPayne hit her broadside.

Firefighters from Tolono and Pesotum were called to cut LaPayne out of her car.  She was taken by ambulance to Carle, where she was listed in good condition on Tuesday afternoon.

to Carle by ambulance but her condition was not immediately available. Her injuries were not considered life-threatening, deputies said.

LaPayne's car was considered a total loss. The Explorer was heavily damaged.

Coile said there is a stop sign on 1200 E but not one for east-west traffic on 200 N.

LaPayne had stopped at the stop sign and was about to make the turn but her view was blocked by corn. She was ticketed for failure to yield turning left.

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Ellen wrote on July 01, 2014 at 3:07 pm

How can they ticket her for failure to yield when she stopped at the stop sign?? From now through late October early November this will continue to be an issue. I am a firm advocate for farming, but why can't they refrain from planting clear to the road? I pray everyone involved are alright. 

rsp wrote on July 01, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Many farmers cut the corners so people can see. But it isn't done at all corners so people have to really be careful because some people drive fast in the country.