TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON RT. 16 WITH INJURIES
Illinois State Police and Hillsboro Ambulance responded Monday, August 6, at 8:14 a.m., to the site of a two-vehicle accident on Rt. 16, about two tenths of a mile west of Oak Street just outside Hillsboro. According to the accident report, Jaynen M. Kates, age 30, of Nokomis, in a Chevy van, was stopped in the westbound lane in a construction zone. Selma M. Henrickmeyer, age 85, of Nokomis, was also westbound on Rt. 16 in a Buick Century, and did not see Kates stopped on the highway. The Henrickmeyer car ran into the back of the van. Hillsboro Ambulance took Henrickmeyer to Hillsboro Area Hospital with serious injuries. Kates, another adult, and four children in the van were wearing safety belts or sitting in child safety seats and were not injured. Henrickmeyer was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
BELLEVILLE MAN FOUND DEAD AT PLANT IN GRANITE CITY
Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn, an investigation continues into the death of a Belleville man who was killed in a workplace incident in Granite City this morning. 43 year-old James P. Gentilello, Jr. was pronounced dead at the Kraft Foods, Inc., Capri Sun Plant in Granite City on Tuesday, August 7th at 6:25am. At 5:14am, Gentilello was discovered pinned between an unmanned, automated “Laser guided vehicle” used to haul and lift loaded pallets. Both routine toxicological testing and an autopsy will be performed.
GREENVILLE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING RESCHEDULED
The Greenville Public Library Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 9 has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 16, at 4:15 p.m. at the library.