The winter weather in the area caused an accident Wednesday evening near Newton. Police say the accident occurred on Illinois 130 southbound near IL33, about one mile north of Newton. 61-year-old David Dhom of Newton was traveling southbound on Route 130 when he lost control of the vehicle while crossing an ice covered bridge deck. Dhom’s vehicle then skidded into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Yale resident.
Both drivers were transported to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital. Dhom was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.