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Brookport mayor pro tem named after Klaffer injured in crash

MASSAC COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The mayor of Brookport, Illinois is in an Indiana hospital after a two car crash Friday afternoon.

According to Massac County Sheriff Ted Holder, it happened around 5:00 in the 7800 block of Purcell in eastern Massac County. The sheriff says the two cars collided head on at the top of a hill.

Mayor John Klaffer was flown to an Evansville hospital for treatment. The sheriff called Klaffer's injuries "serious."

The two people in the other car were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The town council voted unanimously Saturday to name Tom Souders as Mayor pro tem until Klaffer is able to return.

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