Sheriff’s Deputy Involed in Crash on South Edge of Heartville

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Sheriff's Deputy Involed in Crash on South Edge of Heartville

Two were injured in a crash on Route 45 on the south edge of Heartville Thursday night.

Illinois State Police reported that at 6:09 p.m. 21-year-old Brandon Loy, of Effingham, turned in front of 50-year-old Effingham County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Forehand, of Edgewood, while attempting to make a left turn onto E. 850th Avenue from southbound Route 45. Loy did not have his headlights on. Forehand, who was heading north, struck Loy’s vehicle on the front passenger side causing it to spin until landing in the northbound lane. Forehand’s vehicle continued northbound until crashing into a ditch.

Forehand was transported to St. Anthony’s in Effingham for treatment.

Loy was also transported to St. Anthony’s and later flown to Carle Hospital in Urbana for treatment. He is charged with Failure to Yield and Driving Without Lights When Required.

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