UPDATE: We have received an update on the accident from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department.
According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Department, 18 year old, Jacob B Bushue, of Effingham was stopped and waiting to turn left onto 850 Ave. 16 year old, Jerah M Lapington, of Louisville failed to stop and struck Bushue’s vehicle, pushing the vehicle into the west ditch. Bushue’s vehicle then turned over onto it’s side. Both Bushue and Lapington reported injuries but refused treatment.
Lapington was ticketed for failure to reduce speed.
We have reports of an accident on Route 45 near the Y-Yard. Please avoid the area and seek an alternate route as emergency crews are on scene.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.