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Two People Seriously Injured Monday In A Head On Accident On Interstate 55

Mon, 23 Aug 2010 9:16:13 CDT



(Litchfield)--Two people were seriously injured in a head on accident Monday morning on Interstate 55, near Litchfield. According to Illinois State Police, a corvette driven by 64 year old David McKennedy of Litchfield was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when he struck a vehicle driven by 24 year old William Repking of California. Both individuals were extricated from their vehicles.

McKennedy was airlifted by ARCH helicopter to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield for treatment of serious injuries. Repking was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital for treatment.

Interstate 55 was closed for over an hour due to the accident. McKennedy was cited with improper lane usage. The accident remains under investigation.

 

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