CENTRALIA, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Two people were injured in an accident that occurred east of Centralia on Tuesday afternoon.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on IL Route 161 at Moonglow Road, 1 mile east of Centralia, at 12:14pm.
The report states that a vehicle driven by 24 year old, Shalonda M Murphy, of Salem and a vehicle driven by 26 year old, Kendra C Foutch, of Centralia were traveling eastbound on Route 161.
The Foutch vehicle was slowing to turn north onto Moonglow Road.
At this time, Murphy was distracted from within her vehicle and struck the rear of the Foutch vehicle.
Murphy and her passenger, a 3 year old male from Salem, were taken to St Mary’s Memorial Hospital in Centralia for treatment of minor injuries.
Murphy was cited for following too closely.