Two Vehicle Accident in McDonough County


WHAT:                         Two Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash

WHERE:                      US 136 at 2100E, McDonough County

WHEN:                         Sept. 1, 2022 at approximately 1:55 p.m.

VEHICLE:                   Unit 1 – 2020 White Nissan Sedan

                                    Unit 2 – 2019 Gray Mazda SUV

DRIVERS:                    Unit 1 – Lethan W. Sapp, 19-year-old male from Edinburg, IL – Transported to an area hospital with injuries.

Unit 2 – Marissa L. Atteberry, 22-year-old female from Bloomington, IL-Transported to area hospital with injuries.

PRELIMINARY:        A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:A preliminary investigation indicates the following occurred:  Unit 1 was traveling westbound on US Route 136 near 2100E in McDonough County.  Driver of Unit 1 failed to negotiate a curve to the right.  Unit 1 crossed the centerline into on-coming traffic and collided head-on with Unit 2.  Two dogs, being transported in Unit 2, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

CHARGES:                 The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Improper Lane Usage.

The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

***Courtesy of the Illinois State Police***

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