There was a Southern Illinois two-vehicle fatal collision Sunday (May 25, 2014) in Randolph County. This car accident happened on Illinois Route 154 at Ridge Road at approximately 2:37 p.m.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the accident happened as a man was driving a Chevy Impala westbound on Illinois Route 154. As he approached Ridge Road, he came upon a truck that had slowed or stopped for traffic as its driver wanted to turn south onto Ridge Road.
The driver of the Impala swerved to avoid hitting the back of the truck, and in doing so went into the eastbound lane. By doing so, the Impala had a “head on” collision with a Ford 500 that was traveling eastbound.
The driver of the Impala, Harold G. Robertson, 88, of Arnold, Missouri, as well as the passenger, Laverne B. Manes, 84, of St. Louis, Missouri, both were taken to a hospital with fatal injuries.
The driver of the Ford 500 was identified as Anna B. Redpath, 82, of Baldwin, Illinois. She was flown to a hospital and suffered fatal injuries.
The passenger in the Ford 500 was a 59-year-old woman from Lemont, Ill. She was taken to a hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.
Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Southern Illinois car collision can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 27, 2014 kfvs12.com article titled “3 dead, 1 injured after 2-vehicle crash on IL-154” as well as the May 28 wjpf.com article titled “Three people die in crash.”
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