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Hamilton County Man Involved in Two-Vehicle Injury Crash on I-57 in Marion County

MCLEANSBORO – A Hamilton County man was involved in a two-vehicle injury crash in Marion County Friday.

According to Illinois State Police in Effingham, 41-year-old Jon Heil of McLeansboro was driving his car north in the right lane of I-57 at milepost 112 in Marion County when he failed to slow down and struck the rear of another car driven by 57-year-old Debra Kaczur of Centralia.

Both cars began to spin and Heil’s car struck a guardrail and rolled over. He was flown to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries. Kaczur was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The roadway was closed for 90 minutes during the crash investigation.

Heil was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and following too closely.