Single-Vehicle Accident In Franklin County, Illinois

There was a single-vehicle car accident Thursday on Benton Field Road in Franklin County, Illinois.

The accident was reported to authorities around 5:50 p.m.  A vehicle crashed into a utility pole.  Donovan H. Weidag, 19, was the driver.  Also in the vehicle was his 7-month-old son.

Weidig is reported to have been “huffing” previous to the accident.  He faces a variety of charges, including DUI-intoxicating compound.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the December 1 story titled “Benton man arrested after crash” as well as the December 1 Mt. Vernon Network News story titled “Benton man arrested after crash.”


Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Joseph Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.


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