Two Effingham Girls Injured in Weekend Crash

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Published on August 6 2012 8:16 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Two 18-year-olds from Effingham were injured in a crash in Clay County early Sunday morning.

State police say the crash occurred at 3:29am on US 45, a quarter-mile north of Louisville.  A vehicle driven by 18-year-old Jordyn Hartke of Effingham ran off the highway to the left and struck a utility pole.

Hartke was injured along with her passenger, 18-year-old Ashley Rieman of Effingham.  Both driver and passenger were taken to Clay County Hospital in Flora for treatment.

State police cited Hartke for DUI, illegal consumption of liquor by a minor and not wearing a seat belt.