Two Injured in Johnson County Crash Friday

JOHNSON COUNTY – Two people were injured in a Friday afternoon crash in Johnson County.

According to Illinois State Police, 18-year-old Logan Brown of Cypress was driving his truck south on Illinois 37 just south of Elvira Street in Buncombe when he crossed the center line and struck a concrete truck going north driven by 23-year-old George Barnhill of Grand Chain. Barnhill then left the roadway and overturned.

Brown was flown to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries. Barnhill was taken by ambulance to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Brown was cited for Improper Lane Usage and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

The roadway was reduced to one lane for three hours during the crash investigation.

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