Three Injured in Crash Near Mattoon


Published on June 9 2012 8:40 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Three people were injured in a crash near Mattoon that occurred about noon Friday.

State police say the crash happened on Illinois 121 at the Bruce-Findlay Road.  Police say 62-year-old Joyce Geary of Springfield failed to stop at the highway, and pulled into the path of a van driven by 35-year-old Travis Monroe of Neoga.

Both drivers were injured in the resulting collision, as was Geary's passenger 58-year-old Georgia Pettit of Springfield.  Geary was airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, while Monroe and Pettit were taken to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.

Geary was cited for disobeying a stop sign.