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Macoupin County Deputy Injured

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 09:55:33 CDT
A Macoupin County Sheriff‘s deputy was seriously injured in a single vehicle accident Sunday morning west of Wilsonville.

The Sheriff‘s Office reports that deputy Larry Rayburn Jr. was responding to a 911 report of a home invasion involving a gun in Wilsonville when he lost control of the 2010 Chevrolet Impala squad car he was driving on Route 138 about 1.5 miles west of Wilsonville at 2:45am.

The vehicle, due to snow and ice, left the roadway, struck a utility pole and came to rest on the driver‘s side of the car.

Rayburn was trapped in the squad car and had to be extracated. He was then taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton and later transferred to St. Louis University Hospital.

The crash is being investigated by the Illinois State Police.

According to the Sheriff‘s Office, the 911 home invasion call was later determined to be unfounded.


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