Man sent to sent to St. Louis hospital after crash on IL 13/127

Man sent to sent to St. Louis hospital after crash on IL 13/127
Source: Raycom Media

VERGENNES, IL (KFVS) - One man was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital and another person treated and released after multiple vehicles crashed in Vergennes on Tuesday, May 22.

It happened just after 9 a.m. on IL Highway 13/127 and Elkville Road.

A preliminary investigation shows the driver of a Chevrolet Sonic was southbound turning east on Elkville Rd.

The driver pulled into the path of a northbound BMW SUV. The Sonic then hit two other southbound vehicles.

The driver of the Chevy Sonic, Jarrod Barton, 26, of West Frankfort was taken from the scene to a St. Louis hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown.

The driver of the BMW, Saqib Khan, 53, of Carbondale was treated and released. There were no other injuries.

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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Ambulance Service, Vergennes Fire Department, Murphysboro-Pomona-Somerset Fire Protection District and Air Evac Life team all responded.

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