One Injured in Accident West of Flora

Effingham, IL / Effingham Radio

One was injured in a one vehicle crash Thursday morning, west of Flora, on Old Highway 50 at County Road 900E.

Illinois State Police reported that at 2:59 a.m. 45-year-old Shad L. Weller, of Xenia, was heading west on Old Highway 50 when he ran off the road on the north side and hit a utility pole. The vehicle continued to travel westbound into a ditch, striking a tree.

Weller was extricated from his vehicle and was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment. He is charged with DUI, Failure to Wear a Seat Belt, Improper Lane Usage, and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

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