Three area residents were transported to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning after a two vehicle accident. Effingham County Police describe the injuries as serious. The accident occurred at 7:03am on 1600 Avenue west of Effingham when 60-year-old Paul S. Yagow’s vehicle ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected and went to the left side of the roadway. Yagow then collided head-on with a vehicle driven by 57-year-old David Jutkins of Shumway.
Both drivers were transported to the hospital. 63-year-old Raymond Jutkins, a passenger in David Jutkins’ vehicle, was also sent to the hospital. Yagow was ticketed for Driving Under the Influence.