State Troopers investigating injury accident in Union County

The Marysville Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently investigating an injury accident that occurred Wednesday night around 9:30 on Route 36 in Union County.

Troopers report a 2012 Freightliner, operated by Stephen Watts, 71, of Urbana, was traveling west on 36 when an unknown vehicle traveling east went into the westbound lane causing Watts to travel off the right side of the road, striking a ditch and damaging a power pole.

Watts sustained minor injuries and was transported to Union County Memorial Hospital by Marysville EMS.

He was wearing his seat belt.

The Marysville Division of Fire and EMS, Kirby’s Towing, and AES assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

1 comment
  1. Bony Taker
    Bony Taker
    January 20, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Texting and driving!!!


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