FATAL ACCIDENT ON RT.159 IN ST. CLAIR COUNTY
Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a two-car accident Wednesday, September 29 on Rt. 159 just south of Club Congress Road in St. Clair County. According to the accident report, Rosemary Henrichs, age 78, of Red Bud, driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, was northbound on Rt. 159. Michael J. Gibson, age 20, of Havana, was southbound on Rt. 159 in a 2008 Jeep Wrangler. An unidentified vehicle, traveling north in front of Henrich’s car, had stopped to make a left-hand turn onto Club Congress Road. Henrichs allegedly suddenly noticed the vehicle stopped in front of her and lost control of her vehicle which went off the road to the right, struck a guardrail, went back onto and across the road to the left and was struck by Gibson’s car. The St. Clair County Deputy Coroner pronounced Henrichs dead at the scene. Gibson was not injured.
APPLE DAY AND RIPSON BRIDGE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
The weather for the weekend looks fantastic and there are fun activities and festivals to enjoy. Saturday, it’s the annual Apple Day sponsored by the Greenville Business and Professional Association. The event is on the Greenville square and will feature crafts, food, a petting zoo, and something for everyone in the family. The Ripson Bridge Festival is Sunday. New this year at the Ripson Bridge Festival are helicopter rides. This annual festival will include food, tons of crafts, and lots of fun for everyone. Enjoy the great weather with some great events this weekend.
GREENVILLE RAIN TOTALS FOR SEPTEMBER
Greenville received an average of 5.63 inches of rain this September, making it the second wettest month of 2010 behind June. When compared to the past 42 years, September 2010 ranks ninth.
HIGHLAND POLICE RELEASE SKETCH OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT
Highland police have released a sketch of a turban-wearing woman they say robbed a cash store at gunpoint September 16. The suspect is a black female, about five feet-eight to five feet-ten inches tall, weighing 175 to 200 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black turban and sunglasses. Police say she was driving a silver Dodge Avenger. To view the sketch go to WGEL.com.