Three vehicle accident on State Route 3

ON SCENE–Pictured are two of the vehicles involved in Monday’s accident on State Route 3.

The Illinois State Police reported the following accident:

On Aug. 12 at 10:50 a.m., a 2010 Ford car, driven by a 15 year old male permit driver of Sparta, was traveling west at the intersection of Scherle Road (Prairie Road) at State Route 3 (near Evansville). A 2017 Freightliner semi truck, driven by Daniel Kruger, 33, of St. Mary, MO, was traveling south along State Route 3 at the same intersection. A 2016 Ford SUV, driven by Tyler Boland, 25, of Evansville, was traveling north along State Route 3 at the same intersection.

The permit driver in the Ford car failed to yield to the semi, which had the right of way. The car’s front end struck the semi’s rear driver side quarter and then was thrown into the north bound lane of State Route 3. The SUV was unable to stop in time and struck the car.

For more on this accident, please see this week’s print edition.