ACCIDENT ON Rt. 156 CAUSES FATALITY
According to District 11 Illinois State Police, Elizabeth M. Koch, age 21, of New Athens, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident Thursday morning. According to the accident report, at 6:18 a.m., Koch was traveling west on Illinois Route 156, just west of Klein School Road, in her Ford Focus, when she went off the right side of the road for unknown reasons. Koch drove into a field and into a steep drainage ditch. Her vehicle flipped into the air, and rolled. There were no other vehicles or people involved. Koch was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.
SHED FIRE IN GREENVILLE MELTS HOUSES SIDING
Greenville Firefighters responded Thursday, at 2:51 p.m., to the scene of a shed fire in the 1100 block of Branch Road north of Greenville. According to the fire report, firefighters arrived on the scene to find a 10 x 10 shed completely engulfed in flames. The grass behind the shed also caught fire and some of the siding on the home melted. The shed was a total loss. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. Firefighters were on the scene about 40 minutes.
SEVERAL COOLING CENTERS OPEN DURING HEAT WAVE
Temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees the next few days causing potentially dangerous conditions for people who work outside or who do not have air conditioning. 911 Coordinator Alan Davis stopped by WGEL this week and told us about cooling centers available to those in need. The Bradford Community Room, the Family Life Center at the First Christian Church, and the Education Conference Room at Greenville Regional Hospital are designated cooling centers. These three facilities will be open during regular business hours Friday. The Department of Human Services in Greenville is designated as the official State Cooling Center for Bond County.