HAMILTON COUNTY – A Wayne City man was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Hamilton County Wednesday morning.
According to Illinois State Police, 32-year-old Michael R. Smith was driving his SUV north on Illinois 142 just south of County Road 1650 North when for unknown reasons his SUV veered off the roadway to the left, struck a culvert and became airborne before striking a tree.
Smith was taken by helicopter to a regional hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was issued citations for improper lane usage, unlawful possession of cannabis and failure to wear a seatbelt.
ISP said it’s an open and on-going investigation and no other details are available at this time.