Newton Man Injured in Sunday Crash


Published on July 16 2012 10:23 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A Newton man was injured in a Sunday afternoon crash.

The crash was reported at 5:58pm on Illinois 130, two miles south of Hidalgo.  State police say 53-year-old Michael Redmon of Newton was northbound when he passed a grain truck.  As he was moving back into the northbound lane, Redmon lost control of his pickup truck.  The unit then crossed over the southbound lane and headed sideways into the west ditch, where it rolled over several times until coming to rest on its side in a cornfield.

Redmon was taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham for treatment.  He was cited for DUI, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash.