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Charges Dropped In The May 15th Fatal Accident On Route 16

(Litchfield)--Charges against an 82 year old Coffeen man have been dropped in connection to a fatal accident that happened on May 15th on Route 16. According to new information from State Police, on May 15th a vehicle driven by 51 year old Arthur Maguire of Hillsboro was eastbound on Route 16. Another vehicle driven by 82 year old James Altman of Coffeen was westbound. Reportedly Maguire's vehicle entered into the westbound lanes, striking Altman's vehicle head on.

Maguire was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office. Altman was taken to Hillsboro Area Hospital, then transferred to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield for treatment of serious injuries.

The initial report was contrary to the newly found information. Charges against Altman have been dropped.