Three Injured in Fayette County Crash


Published on September 14 2013 8:47 am
Last Updated on September 14 2013 8:47 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Three people were injured in a crash in Fayette County Friday at 3pm.

The crash occurred on US 40 at Twin Pumps Road, west of Brownstown.

State police say a van driven by 30-year-old James Lee Thompson of Vandalia struck a mower on the back of a tractor driven by 61-year-old Gary Berg of St. Elmo.  The van then flipped over onto its roof.

James Lee Thompson was injured as were his passengers, 55-year-old Sherrie Thompson and 20-year-old John Louis Thompson, both of Vandalia.  James Lee Thompson and Sherrie Thompson were taken to Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia, while John Louis Thompson was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Police cited James Lee Thompson for failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash.