At 1:35 on Wednesday, a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Ryan Matthew Chamberlain of Teutopolis slowed to turn from Rt. 33 westbound onto Stoneridge Drive. A vehicle driven by 37-year-old Shannon Smith of Shumway failed to reduce speed and drove onto the trailer being hauled by Chamberlain’s vehicle. Both vehicles skidded of the roadway in to a ditch. Smith’s vehicle came to rest on the trailer hauled by Chamberlain’s.
Smith was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham for treatment and was charged for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.