The White County Sheriff's Office responded to a single vehicle accident on Ill. Rte. 141 this morning at approximately 6:30 a.m. The driver, Rejino Lee Dean, of Evansville had been thrown from his vehicle and it was overturned. Mr. Dean, age 39, was deceased at the scene. Coroner Chris Marsh and the White County Ambulance gave assistance at the scene.
A four car accident occurred on Highway 1 just south of Carmi on Sunday night. Teresa Back, 34 of Eldorado, driving a black 2010 Kia Soul, was northbound on IL Rte. 1 just south of White County Road 875 N.
Hamilton County on Saturday
An accident on Illinois Rte. 14 on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9:21 a.m. took three people to the hospital with injuries. Paul D. Drew, age 57 of Benton, was eastbound on Illinois 14, approaching County Road 600 E in Hamilton County, and driving a 2012 International truck tractor in combination with a dump semi-trailer. A 2006 Ford F-150XLT driven by Jesse M. Saunders, age 31 of Marion, who was initially stopped on 600 E, then drove
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.