GREENE COUNTY - A 2014 White Kenworth Truck Tractor Trailer combination and collided at 1 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, with a vehicle driven by Vernon Thomas, a 59-year-old male of Granite City. Thomas was transported to a local hospital with injuries.

The accident occurred at U.S. 67 South of NE 400 St. in Greene County.

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The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 18

WHAT: Single Unit Personal Injury Traffic Crash

WHERE: US 67 South of NE 400 St. Greene County

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WHEN: Oct. 29, 2020 at approximately 1:00 a.m.

VEHICLE: Unit 1- 2014 White Kenworth Truck Tractor Trailer Combination

DRIVER: Unit 1- Vernon Thomas, 59-year-old male of Granite City, IL (Transported to a local area hospital with injuries)

PRELIMINARY: A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling southbound on US 67 south of NE 400 St. Unit 1 ran off the roadway to the left, crossed the center line, entered a ditch on the east side of the roadway and struck a telephone pole. Unit 1 overturned and stopped on its driver’s side.

CHARGES: Unit 1 Driver was issued citations for Improper Lane Usage and Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

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