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Salem Man Injured in Thursday Night Crash in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY – A Salem man was injured in a crash involving a semi and a pickup truck Wednesday night in Wayne County.

According to Illinois State Police, 40-year-old Nicholas W. Smith of Fairfield was going east in his pickup truck on County Road 1220 North as 60-year-old Mark L. Beehn of Salem was driving his semi with trailer north on County Road 1.

Smith failed to stop for the stop sign located at County Road 1220 North and County Road 1. Beehn’s semi struck Smith’s truck on the passenger side. Both vehicles left the roadway and came to rest northeast of the intersection.

Beehn was taken to an area hospital with injuries. No word if Smith was injured.

No further information will be disseminated at this time.

Smith was issued citations for Disobeying a Stop Sign, Possession of Open Alcohol by Driver, Expired Registration, No Insurance, and Driver Required to Wear Seat Belt.