Two people were injured in an accident that occurred this weekend south of Altamont.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on North 1st Street at County Road 600N at 4:31pm on Saturday. 33 year old, Maie L Michels, of Odin and a passenger, 31 year old, Aaron K Abendroth, of Odin were traveling northbound on North 1st Street in a Jeep, just north of CR 600N, when they left the roadway to the left. The Jeep then went through a ditch, overturning multiple times into a field. The Jeep came to a rest on its side.
Michels and Abendroth were taken to St John’s Hospital in Springfield by Arch and Air Evac Helicopters. Michels was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, no insurance, and failure to wear seatbelt. Both Michels and Abendroth were also charged with illegal transportation of alcohol.