The Illinois State Police have issued the following personal injury crash report.
On May 19, 2018 at 2:27 p.m. in Jasper County Road 2150E approximately ¼ mile south of CR 200N or approximately 5 miles SE of Sainte Marie two four-wheelers were involved in an accident.
Unit #1 red 2008 Honda four wheeler, driver Seth R. Meinhart, 19, of Newton and Unit #2 red 2008 Honda four wheeler, driver Cole M. Horner, 18 of Dundas. Passengers: Unit #1 Stacey C. Smithenry 20 of Newton and Unit #2 16 year old female.
Preliminary investigative details indicate Unit 2 was northbound on Jasper Co. RD 2150 E approximately ¼ mile south of CR 200 N. Unit 2 slowed / stopped due to a hat that flew off. Unit 1 was following Unit 2 and rear-ended Unit 2. Unit 1 driver and passenger were ejected from the four wheeler. None of the occupants were wearing helmets.
Unit #1 was charged with Operating a Non-Highway vehicle on road; Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.
Unit #2 was charged with a Non-Highway vehicle on road.
Transported to Carle RMH was Unit #1 driver and passenger by private vehicle. Unit #1 driver was later flown to Carle Foundation Hospital.