Several injured after wreck on Hwy. 51 Perry Co., IL

Several injured after wreck on Hwy. 51 Perry Co., IL

PERRY COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A single-vehicle crash left three people injured on Thursday, June 28 at 2:55 p.m.

It happened on U.S. 51 at Gable Lane in Perry County when Michael W. Varner, 47, of DuQuoin, Illinois was headed north on the roadway in a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado.

Varner had two passengers Caleb J. Wright, 30, also of DuQuoin and Rosanna R. Harris, 33, of Tamaroa.

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According to the Illinois State Police, for an unknown reason, Verner drifted off the roadway and overcorrected the vehicle, which began spinning sideways.

Officials said the vehicle came back onto the roadway and hit a mailbox then continued into the righthand ditch where it struck a ditch and overturned.

Police said Varner and Wright went to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Varner was charged with improper lane usage and use of unsafe tires.

Harris was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

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