EFFINGHAM COUNTY: Three were injured Monday night near the Ballard Nature Center on US-40 between Effingham and Altamont after a head-on collision involving two vehicles.
23 year old Jeffery E. Taylor, of Vandalia, was traveling eastbound on US-40 when he drifted into the westbound lane and collided with another vehicle driven by 63 year old Henry T. Ward, of Altamont. Traffic was re-routed while passengers in the vehicles were extricated. Taylor, Ward, and a passenger in Ward’s vehicle, 57 year old Mary L. Ward also of Altamont, were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham for treatment.
Taylor is charged with Improper Lane Usage and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.