February 20, 2013: Daily News Release
The following incidents occurred on February 19, 2013:
At 4:27 a.m., Deputies, Browntown First Response and Monroe EMS responded to a two-vehicle crash in the W7500 Block of STH 11, in the Town of Cadiz. Harvey L. Voegeli, age 54, of Monroe, was westbound when he lost control on the ice-covered roadway. The vehicle spun around until facing east. Brandon L. Rudisill, age 35, of Winslow, IL, was eastbound when he collided with the rear of Harvey's vehicle. Harvey and Brandon were wearing their seatbelts. Both sustained injuries and were transported to the Monroe Clinic ER for treatment. Harvey's vehicle came to rest against a tree in the north ditch, facing northwest. Harvey’s vehicle sustained very severe damage to the rear, both rear quarter panels and front. There was no airbag deployment. Brandon's vehicle came to rest in the north ditch, facing northeast. Brandon's vehicle sustained very severe damage to the front and both front quarter panels. There was no airbag deployment. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Icy road conditions, strong cross winds and low visibility were significant contributing factors in the collision.
At 5:15 a.m., Deputies and Monroe PD responded to a semi vs. pickup truck crash with blockage on STH 69, just north of Franklin Road, in Clarno Township. Nickolas Aaron Hawkins, 19, Monroe, was southbound when he tried to slow his vehicle and lost control on the ice and snow-covered roadway. Hawkins slid into the northbound lane and into a semi tanker driven by Michael R. Hybarger, 57, Lena, IL. Hawkins was wearing his seatbelt and sustained injuries, but declined medical attention. The vehicle sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene. There was airbag deployment. Hybarger was wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured. There was no airbag deployment. The semi was towed from the scene as the tractor had sustained moderate damage and the tanker had sustained moderate damage as well.
At 6:10 a.m., Deputies were dispatched to the W6500 block of STH 11, Monroe Township, for a one-vehicle crash. Jean M. King, 57, of Shullsburg, was eastbound when she lost control of her vehicle on the ice/snow-covered roadway. The vehicle entered the ditch and struck an embankment. King and her passenger advised seat belt usage and no injuries. The vehicle sustained moderate damage without airbag deployment. The vehicle was towed out of the ditch and driven from the scene.
At 6:51 p.m., Deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash on CTH K, west of Brunkow Road, Town of Jefferson. Investigation revealed that a vehicle operated by Shannon T. Settles, 51, of Davis, IL, was travelling westbound on CTH K when it collided with a black beef steer. The beef steer is owned by Schmidt Farms of Juda. It weighed approximately 700 lbs. and was killed upon impact. Settles, along with her two passengers, were not injured, their seatbelts were used, and the airbag did not deploy. The vehicle sustained moderate front-end damage and was towed from the scene.
At 6:58 a.m., Deputies were dispatched to the N5500 block of CTH J, Adams Township, for a vehicle on fire. Investigation found a vehicle, operated by Richard A. Andrews, 34, of Monroe, was traveling south on CTH J when he heard a loud pop and then saw flames coming from the engine compartment. He was able to get the vehicle off the roadway before it became fully engulfed in flames. Andrews advised he was wearing his seatbelt and not injured. There was no airbag deployment in the vehicle. The vehicle sustained very severe damage to all areas and was towed from the scene.
Vehicles in Ditches:
Green County Deputies responded to 13 reports of vehicles in the ditch throughout the Green County area. In each instance, there were no injuries or damages reported.
Sgt. Robert A. Werren Sr.
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