Two arrested for not reporting wreck after student injured

Robert K. Bell (Source: Randolph Co. Sheriff's Office)
Robert K. Bell (Source: Randolph Co. Sheriff's Office)
Mendy L. Yankey (Source: Randolph Co. Sheriff's Office)
Mendy L. Yankey (Source: Randolph Co. Sheriff's Office)

RANDOLPH COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Police arrested two people Tuesday for not reporting a wreck that happened in January.

Robert K. Bell, 32, of Herrin was arrested on leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage and failure to report an accident charges.

Bell is listed as the driver's ed teacher and boy's basketball coach at Chester High School, according to the high school's website.

Mendy L. Yankey, 40, of Ellis Grove is charged with obstructing justice.

The crash happened on Jan. 30, 2011 on Oakdale Road.  The owner and passenger in the wreck left the scene and reported it to an off duty Randolph Co. deputy.

Yankey told officers that she was the driver and that Bell was her only passenger.

On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, a Chester High School senior left school to seek medical treatment for injuries that had occurred in the January traffic crash.

According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, there were two passengers in Yankey's vehicle and Bell was the driver, not Yankey.

Bell was taken to the Randolph County Jail and released after posting $100 cash bond.

Yankey was taken to the Randolph County Jail and released after posting $500 cash bond.

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