Juvenile Severely Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash on Alexander Black Top Yesterday Morning

By Benjamin Cox on December 17, 2022 at 5:01am

A two-vehicle crash yesterday morning at the intersection of the Frankllin-Alexander Road has left one juvenile severely injured.

Preliminary reports from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office yesterday afternoon indicated a 16 year old female juvenile was driving near the intersection of the Franklin-Alexander Road and Loami Road sometime around 8:30 yesterday morning and collided with another vehicle being driven by 19 year old Weston J. Watkins of New Berlin. The crash was reported by a passerby, according to a Morgan County Sheriff’s Department report this morning. According to this morning’s report, one of the drivers had been ejected from the vehicle and was lying in the roadway.

The female received severe injuries according to police and was airlifted from the scene to an area hospital. Watkins, according to the sheriff’s department’s preliminary report yesterday, appeared to receive non-life threatening injuries.

Illinois State Police Reconstruction personnel were called in to investigate the scene of the crash. No cause or circumstances of the crash have yet been released.

There is still no information on the statuses of both drivers this morning.