Springfield man suffers serious injuries from single-vehicle crash in Morgan County last night

By Blake Schnitker on February 19 at 7:56am

A Springfield man was hospitalized with serious injuries after a weekend crash on I-72 in eastern Morgan County.

According to reports from Illinois State Police District 9, 29-year old Jason Matthew, of Springfield, was traveling westbound on Interstate 72 near milepost 71 shortly after 11 p.m. last night when the crash occurred.

Matthew was reported to be driving a 2007 Maroon Ford Focus heading west on I-72 between Alexander and Jacksonville when authorities say his vehicle left the roadway on the left side and traveled into the median. Police reports say Matthew’s Ford Focus overturned when it struck the guardrail in the median.

According to Illinois State Police’s preliminary crash investigation, Matthew was transported to Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

No one else was involved in the crash, according to authorities.

Matthew’s medical status is currently being withheld at this time, and the incident remains under investigation by Illinois State Police.