According to a report from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred on IL Hwy 33 approximately 4/10 of a mile east of 700th Street at 4:52pm.
The report states that a vehicle driven by 29 year old, W. P. Hartke, of Beecher City and a vehicle driven by 56 year old, Kathleen Adye, of Shumway were traveling westbound on Hwy 33.
The Adye vehicle slowed to turn into a private driven and the Hartke vehicle failed to slow, striking the Adye vehicle.
The Hartke vehicle went off the roadway to the left and came to a rest in the bean field.
The Adye vehicle left the roadway to the right, struck a tree, and came to a rest in the front yard of a residence.
Hartke and Adye were both transported to HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital by Abbott Ambulance.
Hartke was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.