Five Injured in Crash Near Mason

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Published on June 23 2012 7:15 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Five people were injured in a crash of two vehicles near Mason Friday afternoon.

The crash occurred at 1:30pm on Illinois 37, a half-mile south of Mason.  State police report a dump truck driven by 52-year-old Anthony Meyer of Salem attempted to pass a car driven by 22-year-old Ashley Tappendorf of Altamont at the same time Tappendorf was attempting to turn left off the highway into a private drive.

Both units overturned as a result of the collision that followed.  Both Meyer and Tappendorf were injured, as were three passengers in the Tappendorf vehicle; 12-year-old Fred O'Brian of Mason, 13-year-old Rylee Case of Mason and 13-year-old Jacob Miller of Edgewood.

All five of the injured were taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham for treatment.

State police cited Meyer for failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash. 

Edgewood Bi-County Fire Protection District firefighters assisted at the scene.  Illinois 37 was closed for about two hours after the crash.