Two Crashes w/Injuries Over the Weekend Due to Weather

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Published on March 3 2014 12:00 pm
Last Updated on March 3 2014 12:00 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Two people went to the hospital for treatment of injuries after a crash north of Effingham early Sunday morning.

State police say a semi driven by 65-year-old Roger Russin of Lake Wales, Florida, ran off the interstate at the north trilevel of I-57 and 70 to avoid an earlier crash.  A car driven by 24-year-old Brianna Haag of Effingham came around the curve of the trilevel.  When Haag saw the semi off the road, she hit the brakes and slid off the interstate and struck the rear of Russin's semi trailer.

Two passengers in Haag's car, 24-year-old Nicole Davidson and 27-year-old Meghan Travis, both of Charleston, were injured and were taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.  A third passenger, 21-year-old Ashley Miller of Effingham was not injured.

Haag, who was not reported injured, was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

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A Teutopolis teenager was injured in a crash just before midnight Saturday night on I-57, one mile south of Neoga.

State police say 16-year-old Kassidy Kingery was southbound when her car slid off the road and into the ditch.  Kingery was injured and was taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham for treatment.

Kingery was cited for driving too fast for conditions.