JONESBORO – A Houston, Texas man has been charged in August 2018 crash that injured three people in Union County.
According to Union County State’s Attorney Daniel Klingemann, 51-year-old Derek M. Adams was charged with one count of aggravated reckless driving – a Class 4 felony – and one count of reckless conduct – also a Class 4 felony.
Adams was charged after an extensive investigation by Illinois State Police following a vehicle accident on the off ramp of Interstate 57 and State Route 146 in Union County in August of 2018. Adams, while driving a commercial motor vehicle, failed to stop at a stop sign, crashing into a passenger car in which one adult and two children were injured. One of the children received life threatening injuries resulting in permanent disability.
Adams is set to be in Union County Court in Jonesboro for his first appearance Nov. 17 at 9 a.m.