The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 14
WHAT: Single Vehicle Personal Injury Traffic Crash
WHERE: US Route 136 westbound, near County Highway 13, Fulton County
WHEN: November 10, 2022 at 9:24 a.m.
VEHICLE: Unit 1 – White 2021 Freightliner Truck Tractor
DRIVER: Unit 1 – Douglas L. Deatrick, a 39-year-old male from Creve Coeur, IL – Transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
PASSENGER: Unit 1 – George T. Johnson, a 31-year-old male from Bloomington, IL – Transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
PRELIMINARY: Preliminary investigative details indicate the following occurred: Unit 1 was traveling westbound on US Route 136, near County Highway 13 in Fulton County. Unit 1 traveled off the north side of US Route 136. Unit 1 over-corrected while attempting to drive back onto the roadway, traveled across both lanes of US Route 136, entered the ditch on the south side of the roadway, and overturned. The driver and passenger of Unit 1 were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No further information is available at this time.
CITATIONS: The driver of Unit 1 was cited for Improper Lane Usage, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Crash, and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt by Driver. The passenger of Unit 1 was cited for Failure to Wear a Seatbelt by Passenger.
The public is reminded that all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
***Courtesy of the Illinois State Police***