Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect new information given by the Illinois State Police
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois State Police said that a driver was ticketed Tuesday morning after a crash on U.S. Route 40.
The crash happened at the intersection with Illinois Route 128. Troopers said their investigation indicated that a sedan failed to yield at the intersection and pulled in front of a pickup truck. The pickup truck hit the sedan, which overturned.
The sedan’s driver and passenger, 63-year-old Laura Filter and 61-year-old Michael Filter, respectively, both of Springfield, were airlifted to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup truck, 48-year-old Tracy Evans of Vandalia, refused medical attention.
Laura Filter was ticketed for failing to yield at the intersection. Filter, as well as Evans, was also ticketed with operating uninsured vehicles, but both drivers have since provided proof of insurance.