The Illinois State Police have released the following information on a personal injury accident that occurred in Jasper County on Friday, July 7, 8:02 p.m. at County Road 850E & County Road 1475E.

A blue, 1991 Jeep Wrangler, driver Thomas P. Shelton, 42, of Effingham was northbound on County Road 850E approaching a curve onto CR 1475N. Shelton was traveling too fast to negotiate the curve.


A witness to the crash was heading eastbound on 1475N also approaching the curve. Shelton started to go around the curve and to avoid hitting the witness vehicle swerved to the right, then back to the left, causing the vehicle to sway back and forth.


The passenger, Angela M. Miley, 44, of Shumway, was ejected from the vehicle. Shelton ran off the roadway and came to rest in the ditch on the north side of County Road 1475N.


Shelton was charged with Too Fast for Conditions and Miley was charged with Failure to Wear Seatbelt.