Two injured in crash on 148 involving garbage truck near Williamson Co., IL

Crash on 148 involving garbage truck near Williamson Co., IL

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A crash in Williamson County, Illinois had traffic at a standstill on Monday, September 24 at 11:05 a.m.

According to Illinois State Police, Villa Bedell, 79, of Goreville, Ill. was traveling south on IL 148 when she came to a stop at a work zone.

Charles Johnson, 34, of Carbondale, Ill., was following behind but failed to slow down and rear-ended Bedell.

Bedell’s vehicle then continued into the northbound lane and hit a trash truck driven by Michael Kommer, 42, of Vienna, Ill.

Bedell and Johnson were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Kommer was uninjured.

Crash on 148 blocked traffic in Williamson Co., IL

Johnson was cited for disregarding a stop sign.

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