A driver & passenger face multiple charges after a crash involving their vehicle occurred in the afternoon of Saturday, October 14th along the Fayette County/Effingham County line.
Preliminary details from Illinois State Police indicate Maie Michels, 33, from Odin, IL with Aaron Abendroth, 31, Odin IL, (Unit #1) were driving North Bound on North 1st street (Effingham/Fayette County Line) slightly North of CR 600N in Effingham County. Unit #1 exited the roadway to the left, through the ditch where the vehicle overturned multiple times into a field where it came to rest on its side. Both were air lifted via Helicopter to St. Johns Hospital in Springfield IL.
The driver faces charges of DUI Alcohol, Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, improper lane usage, no insurance, failure to wear seatbelt, and illegal transportation of alcohol. The passenger faces charges of illegal transportation of alcohol.