Effingham Man Injured in Champaign County Crash

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Published on July 16 2012 1:16 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

An Effingham man was injured in a Champaign County crash during the noon hour Sunday.

State police say 43-year-old Todd Feldkamp came upon two northbound semis, side by side, just north of Pesotum.  Feldkamp attempted to pass the rigs using the median shoulder but lost control of his vehicle.  The car traveled through the median, overturned onto its top, and slid across the southbound lanes, coming to rest in the west ditch.

Emergency crews had to extricate Feldkamp from his vehicle; he was then taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana.  He was wearing his seat belt.

State police cited Feldkamp for improper passing on the shoulder of the roadway and failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash.