THREE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT KILLS TWO IN MACOUPIN COUNTY
A three-vehicle crash occurred on IL Rt. 16, Monday afternoon at 3:34 PM. According to the Illinois State Police report, a green 1992 Ford Explorer, driven by 18 year-old Amanda Z. Wilson of Edwardsville, was eastbound on Rt. 16 and did not see a black 1999 Chevrolet Z71 pick-up truck, driven by 27 year-old Julie M. Bartlett of Jerseyville, preparing to make a left turn onto Plainview Road. The Explorer rear-ended the truck and pushed it into the path of a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle driven by 43 year-old Michael J. Tucker of Brighton. Shortly after impact, the pick-up truck and motorcycle burst into flames. Shipman Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Macoupin County Coroner Charles Landers pronounced Michael Tucker and his passenger on the motorcycle, Kimberly Tucker, age 36, dead at the scene. Neither were wearing a helmet. Wilson and Bartlett were both transported to hospitals for treatment. IL Rt. 16 was closed for approximately 5 hours. The crash remains under investigation.
POLICE CALLS IN COUNTY ON SATURDAY
Local law enforcement responded to a couple of accidents Saturday. The first was a backing accident in the Dairy Queen Parking lot. The second was a car vs. deer accident on Old Ripley Road. No injuries were reported.
Keyesport Firemen were called to a car on fire, on Milstone Road, in Clinton County. No further details are available at this time. And the Greenville Fire Protection District responded to a carbon monoxide detector sounding on Prairie Street, in Greenville. Upon arrival, no reading in the home was found.
Greenville FFA Banquet
At the Greenville FFA banquet last week, Chapter scholarships went to Bryan Davidson, Josh Tebbe, Amy Schaufelberger and Kayla Hagler. Bryan Davidson was honored for having the highest senior grade point average. Tannor Spittler, the State FFA Reporter, from Kansas, was the Keynote speaker and Karen File, Ag Literacy Coordinator, gave a report on the Ag Book Barn currently being built.