Macon County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Crash near Andrews and Walmsley

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 MILAM – The Macon County Sheriff's Office reports receiving a call at 10:10 PM on Sunday, June 28 about a traffic crash taking place in the area of Andrews Street Road and Walmsley Road.

The location of the crash is midway between Macon and Dalton City. The first call received by deputies concerned a subject lying in the ditch trying to wave down cars. A second call received while deputies were responding indicated the subject in the ditch had wrecked his vehicle in the field and was injured.

Deputies reported locating a 32-year-old Macon man with extensive leg injuries 700 feet east of the intersection. They also located the man's 2005 GMC Envoy that also sustained extensive damage. Initial investigation indicates the subject was eastbound on Andrews Street Road when the vehicle drove off the pavement. The driver attempted to correct the vehicle and lost control causing the vehicle to cross the roadway to the north, strike the ditch and overturn several times before coming to rest in the farm field.

Initial statements from the driver indicate he was texting while driving when the vehicle went off the pavement causing his losing control of the vehicle. The driver was thrown into the backseat due to not wearing his seatbelt. The Macon man then pulled himself from the vehicle and made it to the roadside to wave down a passing motorist.

Deputies say they detected an odor of alcoholic beverage while interviewing the subject. Blood and urine samples from the driver are being sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab for examination. Members of the Mt. Zion Fire Department and Decatur Ambulance Service also assisted at the scene.

The investigation into this traffic crash is ongoing. No citations have been issued at this time due to the driver's injuries and the ongoing investigation. No other parties were involved in the crash, and the driver's injuries are not life-threatening.

We will provide more details as they become available. 
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