Two people were injured in an accident that occurred at the intersection of Jasper County Roads 850E and 1475E at 8:00pm on Friday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, 42 year old, Thomas P. Shelton, of Effingham and his passenger 44 year old, Angela M. Miley, of Shumway were traveling north in a Jeep on CR 850E, approaching the curve onto CR 1475E. The State Police stated that a witness vehicle was traveling on 1475E, also approaching the curve. The witness stated that Shelton started to go around the curve and swerved to the right to avoid hitting the witness vehicle. Shelton then swerved back to the left, causing the vehicle to sway. Miley was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle then left the roadway coming to a rest in a ditch.
Thomas P. Shelton was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions and Miley was ticketed for failure to wear a seat belt.