Effingham, Il – First responders were called to County Road 1250 North County Road 750 East in Richland County at 2:51 a.m. on Christmas Eve.
Upon arrival they found a vehicle being driven by Tailer Miller, 23, of Olney with passengers Clarissa Gutierrez, 25 of Olney, Ryan Hemrich, 26, of Olney and Shawn Manning, 29, of Mt. Carmel, IL.
According to the crash report released by Illinois State Police (District 12), MIller was driving west on 1250N when drove off the roadway, and into a ditch.
The vehicle came back out to the roadway and struck the road on the front driver’s side before coming to a stop in the ditch.
MIller was airlifted to Deconess Hospital, and all other passengers were taken by EMS to Richland Memorial Hospital.
At the time of the incident, Miller was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage and driving without a seatbelt.
All other passengers were charged with riding without a seat belt.