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WHAT: Serious Injury Traffic Crash
WHERE: Vermilion County Road 3550 North and Vermilion County Road 770 East
WHEN: August 26, 2017 at 10:43am
VEHICLES: Unit 1: 2004 Ford F150 Pick-Up
Unit 2: 2006 Peterbilt Truck Tractor
DRIVERS: Unit 1: Samuel R. Mikel 23Years Old, Hoopston, IL
Unit 2: Todd B. Harweger 56 Years Old, Buckley, IL
PASSENGERS: No Passengers
PRELIMINARY: According to the preliminary traffic crash investigation, unit 1 was traveling
westbound on Vermilion County Road 3550 North. Unit 2 was traveling southbound on Vermilion
County Road 770 East. The driver of unit 1 became distracted from inside of unit 1 and ran the four way
stop sign at that location. Unit 2 had already stopped and was half way through the intersection when unit
1 ran into the tires of unit 2.
TRANSPORTS: Driver of unit 1 was transported by Air Life to an area hospital. The driver of unit
2 reported no injuries.
SEATBELTS: Drivers of units 1, and 2 were wearing seatbelts
CHARGES: The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Failure to stop at a stop sign, and using an
electronic communication device while driving. 

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