Three people were transported to the hospital following an accident in Marion County, Friday evening.
While traveling south on U.S. Highway 51, a 16 year old male, from Sandoval, failed to yield and attempted to turn left onto Red Stripe Road. Heading north on U.S. Highway 51, Chris L. Smith, of Odin IL, stuck the front passenger side of the the 16-year-old’ vehicle, causing it to slide off the road into the east ditch. Smith’s vehicle came to rest on the east shoulder of U.S. Highway 51. The 16-year-old and a passenger, a 15 year old male, also from Sandoval, were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Centrailia by Sandoval EMS. Chris Smith was transported to St. Mary’s hospital in Centrailia by Life Star Ambulance Service.
The 16 year old male is charged with failure to yield when turning left and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.