Shelbyville Daily Union

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July 27, 2012

Shelbyville Woman Dies in Accident

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — An accident is Effingham County Thursday morning left a Shelbyville woman dead and three other people injured.

According to the Effingham County Coronor’s Office, Lois M. Miller, 57, was the unrestrained driver of a vehicle that was northbound on Route 32 and was stopped to turn east onto 2000th Avenue, 2 miles south of the Shelby County line, in Effingham County when her vehicle was rear-ended by another northbound vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger Norma Webb, 72, of Shumway, was taken to Carle Hospital with injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time. She was also not wearing a seatbelt.

According to Illinois State Police District 12, Miller, driving a 1992 Saturn, was stopped to turn onto 2000th Avenue waiting for workers to remove cones from the freshly oiled and chipped road. A second vehicle, a 1987 Ford truck, driven by David R. Mars, 51, of Shelbyville, also northbound on Route 32, struck the Miller vehicle. Mars and his son David R. Mars, Jr., 23, of Shelbyville, were taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital with Type B injuries. Both men were wearing seatbelts.

The crash remains under investigation by the Effingham County Coronor’s Office and the Illinois State Police.

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