Shelbyville Daily Union

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October 10, 2007

Pana Youth Dies In Single-Vehicle Accident Tuesday Evening

A 16-year-old Pana youth was killed in a single-vehicle accident on the Dollville road in western Shelby County Tuesday night.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s office, a 1999 Ford Contour driven by 16-year-old Rachel M. Guiot of Tower Hill was southbound on 800E approximately 1.2 miles north of Route 16. Guiot told authorities that when she crested a hill, another vehicle was in her lane of traffic. She swerved left to try to avoid a collision, overcorrected, and lost control of her vehicle. She ran off the road to the west and turned over several times.

Andrew Jeffrey Dilley, a passenger in the vehicle, was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled over. He was pronounced dead at 8 p.m., by Shelby County Coroner Brian Green. Guiot was wearing her seatbelt.

Guiot was taken to Pana Community Hospital where she was treated and released.

The accident is still under investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

“We are trying to locate the driver of a new white extended-cab Dodge pickup with rear-tinted windows,” said Shelby County Chief Deputy John Gee.

“We’d like to talk to the driver.”

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