BROWNSTOWN, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Two St Elmo residents were injured in an accident that occurred eight miles north of Brownstown on Saturday evening.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on Fayette County Rd 1700 E near Fayette County Rd 2660 N at 7:31pm.
The report states that an ATV driven by 49 year old, Darren L Wright, of St Elmo was traveling northbound on CR 1700E, approximately .1 miles south of CR 2660N, when a deer struck the front of the ATV in the roadway.
This caused the ATV to leave the roadway and overturn on the edge of the roadway, ejecting Wright and his passenger, 49 year old, Cheryl K Wright, of St Elmo.
Both individuals sustained injuries and were transported by Air Evac to St John’s Hospital in Springfield.
Darren Wright was cited for operating a non-highway vehicle on a roadway.