Two people were injured in an accident that occurred approximately 1 mile east of Centralia at 10:00am on Monday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 58 year old, Jane M. Baldridge, of Salem was traveling westbound on Route 161. At the same time 51 year old, Kenneth R. Helm, of Iuka was traveling eastbound on Route 161. Helm attempted to turn left into a private parking lot, when he struck Baldridge’s vehicle. Both Helm and Baldridge were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.
Helm is being charged with an improper left turn.