An accident west of Norris City on the Dale Blacktop (700 N.) took a pregnant Carmi woman and her child to the hospital and blocked the road for a time last Friday morning, August 23. Valerie Owen of Carmi, was westbound on the blacktop when she hydroplaned and put her 2012 White GMC in a ditch. Chad Mitsdarffer of McLeansboro came on the scene and helped the woman out of her car , along with the child before anyone else arrived. The White County Sheriff responded to the scene, along with NC police and first responders. The White County Ambulance also responded and transported Owen to an area hospital. S & E towed the vehicle and the woman’s injuries were considered non-life threatening.
On Friday, August 9, at approximately 10:09 p.m. according to a crash report from the Illinois State Police District 19, Cody G. South, 18 of Enfield, driving a 1992 Ford Ranger pickup truck, lost control and rolled over three times. The accident happened on County Road 600 approximately 600 feet from 100 E. and just inside the White County line. South was accompanied by two passengers, Michael Nelson, 18 of Norris City and Andrew Inboden, age 19 of Broughton. All three were ejected from the vehicle as it rolled. They were Life Flighted to area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. The White County Ambulance responded to the scene.
South was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident. Nelson and Inboden were cited for No Seat Belts. S&E Auto Salvage towed the truck from the scene.