(UPDATE) Car and Grain Truck Collide South of Teutopolis


Published on October 21 2013 10:58 am
Last Updated on October 22 2013 7:04 am
Written by Greg Sapp

One person was injured when a SUV and grain truck collided south of Teutopolis Monday morning.

The crash happened about 9am along Illinois Route 33 at 1700th Street, about two miles east of Effingham.

The impact resulted in a loss of fluids and fuels from the grain truck, but the substances on the roadway were absorbed by a drying compound and the fuel was contained in a nearby ditch.

Travel was slowed through the area for about a half-hour.

State police report that the SUV driven by 58-year-old Christy Repking of Effingham failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the grain truck driven by 77-year-old Melvin Probst of Effingham.  Both vehicles ended up off the highway on the south side of the road.  Probst was taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham for treatment.  Repking was cited for disobeying a stop sign.

Illinois State Police, Effingham County sheriff's deputies, Effingham City-County Ambulance and Teutopolis Fire Protection District all assisted at the scene.