Driver ticketed in Route 37 crash

Illinois State Police

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) – A driver was ticketed by the Illinois State Police for causing a crash Saturday afternoon on Illinois Route 37 south of Watson.

The crash happened at approximately 5 p.m. at the T-intersection of Route 37 and the ramp to and from Interstate 57. State police said their preliminary investigation indicated that an SUV driven by 18-year-old Samuel Brockett of Mason, Ill. turned into the intersection and into the path of a pickup truck.

Brockett was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, 31-year-old Anthony Kruger of Newport, Tenn., refused medical attention at the scene.

Brockett was ticketed for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Crash.

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