Sheriff's Office Looking for Semi Tractor after Accident
DECATUR IL – Macon
County Sheriff's Office responded to a traffic crash involving injuries on
Route 51 around 3:15pm Wednesday. The crash happened on Route 51 just north of Emery Road.
Deputies found a car had crashed into the guard rail attached to a bridge just
north of the intersection.
vehicle was traveling north on Route 51 next to a semi tractor pulling a grain
trailer, the vehicle suddenly swerved into the side of the grain trailer. The
driver lost control of the car and crashed into the guard rail.
driver of the car a, 20 year old, woman from Clinton
was transported to Decatur
was treated for two broken arms. The
driver of the semi tractor did not realize the vehicle hit his trailer and continued
north on Route 51, and has not been located at this time.
further investigation, the driver of the vehicle was arrested for improper lane
usage, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving under the
influence of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver has been
released, and is due to appear in court for her charges.
If you have any information about this accident,
or the tractor trailer you are asked to call the Macon County Sheriff's office