Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Illinois State Police report an accident from Wednesday around 11am that injured two people as they were traveling on Highway 16 east of Shipman. The driver, 36 year old Kelly Stainback and passenger 42 year old Charlie Stainback, Junior, both of Shipman were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield with serious injuries. Police report it appears the driver fell asleep behind the wheel and ran off the road and crashed.
Alton Police report assisting the driver of a school bus who was having medical problems Thursday morning. Police were called by other motorists who reported seeing the small school bus all over the roadway while traveling on the Berm Highway. Police stopped the bus, which was not carrying any students and discovered the driver was having a medical problem. A police officer then drove the bus to the Alton Law Enforcement Center where it was parked until a replacement driver arrived to pick it up.
There was no one new reported held during the local jail checks earlier this morning.