MARION COUNTY, IL-(Effingham Radio)- One person was injured in an accident that occurred in Patoka on Wednesday.
According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 11:28am at the intersection of Route 51 and Kinoka Road.
The press release stated that a vehicle driven by 44 year old, Shawn Johnson, of Peoria was traveling southbound on Route 51 approaching Kinoka Road.
At the same time, a vehicle driven by 68 year old, Dale Hartnell, of Sandoval was traveling northbound on Route 51, approaching the same intersection.
The Johnson vehicle then attempted conduct a left hand turn onto Kinoka Road, failed to yield, and entered the northbound lanes striking the Hartnell vehicle.
After impact, the Johnson vehicle came to a rest in the northbound lane and the Hartnell vehicle came to a rest in the right ditch.
Johnson was extricated from the vehicle and was taken to St Mary’s Centralia Hospital.
Johnson was then cited for failure to yield right of way when turning left.