UPDATE: We have received an update on the accident from the Illinois State Police.
According to a report from the State Police, 47 year old, Christina I Wilson, of Willow Hill was traveling southbound on Il Route 130 at the intersection with Jasper County Road 1300N at 12:01pm. At the same time, 66 year old, Vickie S Blankenbaker, of Robinson was traveling northbound on Route 130. 39 year old, Christopher W Edwards, of Lovell, Wyoming was traveling behind Blankenbaker. Wilson crossed the center line of Route 130, coming into the path of Blankenbaker and striking her vehicle. The impact caused both vehicles to spin out of control and Blankenbaker’s vehicle went into the east ditch. Wilson’s vehicle continued to slide down the roadway and struck Edwards’ vehicle. Edwards’ vehicle spun into the east ditch and came to a rest, while Wilson’s vehicle came to a rest in the northbound lane.
Wilson was transported by Air Evac to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville and Blankenbaker was taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln for treatment. Christina Wilson was ticketed for improper lane usage and expired registration.
We have reports of a three vehicle accident on Route 130 near Newton. Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route as emergency crews are on scene.
We will update this story as more details become available.