September 29, 2005

Illinois Men Hurt In Crash on Clay Street

Two Illinois men were injured in a two-car crash at the intersection of Jefferson and Clay streets in Memphis on Monday, September 26th.

According to the Memphis Police Department, Wayne Troutman of Carthage, IL, was westbound on Jefferson Street in a 1996 Ford Escort when he failed to yield at the stop sign at the Highway 15 (Clay Street) intersection. The Troutman vehicle entered Clay Street where it was struck in the driverís side door by a northbound 1989 Chevy pickup driven by Ronald Kirkhart of Cantril, IA.

The impact of the collision forced the Troutman vehicle through the intersection and off the westside of Clay Street where it impacted the Methodist Church sign.

Troutman was pinned in the car and was extricated by the Scotland County Fire and Rescue team using the Jaws of Life.

A passenger in his car, Paul Seiz also of Carthage, IL, was injured in the crash. Both men were taken by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Memorial Hospital. Seiz was then taken by Air Evac helicopter to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. Kirkhart was not injured in the collision.

Troutman was ticketed for failure to yield.

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage in the crash.

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