Three Effingham teenagers were injured in an accident that occurred at approximately 4:40pm on Tuesday.
16 year old, Gage A. Payne, of Effingham was traveling northbound on 1700th street, approximately 3/10th of a mile south of 875th Rd, when he lost control of his vehicle. Payne struck a culvert and came to a rest in the ditch. Payne and one passenger, 15 year old, Jason Bowlin were transported to HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for treatment. Another passenger, 16 year old, Ayleen Cheung was taken to Carle Hospital in Champaign by Air Evac.
Payne is being charged with improper lane usage.