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Two-car accident leaves Monticello teen with serious injuries

Last Updated: 14 March, 2017

A two vehicle accident on the DeLand-Monticello blacktop, caused serious injuries to several individuals, including life-threatening injuries to one 16-year old Monticello teen. The accident occurred at 3:40 p.m. on Piatt County Route 5, according to news reports.

Police believe that the teen was driving a 2000 Chevy Malibu heading southbound, when the vehicle navigated a curve in the road and went into a gravel area, causing the tires to spin out and the driver to overcorrect, causing a collision with a northbound 2009 Chevy Impala. Authorities believe the Malibu may have flipped several times in the accident.

The teen driver was airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital, while the other three teenage occupants in the vehicle were driven to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Impala was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this trying time.