Driver seriously injured after crash on IL Rt. 127

PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Illinois State Police says a St. Louis man was seriously injured after a crash on Illinois Route 127, south of Cottontail Road on Friday around 4:55 p.m.

According to police, Dale E. Benz, 60, was driving southbound on IL Rt. 127 when he lost control, left the road and over turned in a shallow creek bottom. They say he was ejected from the Ford Explorer.

Benz was taken to Pinckneyville Community Hospital and later transferred to St. Louis University Hospital by helicopter.

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