Eight year old hurt in panhandle crash

Eight year old hurt in panhandle crash

An eight year old girl was flown to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after a two-vehicle crash in the LaSalle County panhandle Friday. Sheriff’s deputies say 28-year old Vickey L. Meglich of Streator didn’t stop at a stop sign and ran into a Wenona woman’s vehicle. A girl in Meglich’s car was the one hurt badly enough to be flown to Peoria.

Meglich got treatment at the OSF Streator emergency room. Her other passengers were okay.

From the other vehicle, 23-year old Ashley M. Vangorsten of Minonk and 25-year old driver Taylor J. Retoff of Wenona were taken to St. James Hospital in Pontiac.

The crash happened at N. 7th Rd. and County Highway 44 in Groveland Township about six miles east of Wenona.