DECATUR — One person has been arrested following a car crash at North Monroe and West Packard streets Tuesday evening that injured three people, including two Macon County sheriff’s deputies, the sheriff’s office said.
Selley X. Tullison, 28, was being held in the Macon County Jail on $20,000 bond on preliminary charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated fleeing and eluding and possession of cannabis, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The sheriff’s office was assisting the Decatur Park District Police after a vehicle had fled from a park officer about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the news release said. A sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle later and attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle refused and a short pursuit ensued.
The sheriff’s office said the vehicle failed to yield at a stop sign at Monroe and Packard and collided with a different sheriff’s office vehicle that was not involved in the initial pursuit.
A passenger in Tullison’s vehicle and two deputies were treated and released from Decatur Memorial Hospital, the sheriff’s office said. The Decatur Police Department is investigating the crash.
This is the second officer-involved crash this week. A Macon County sheriff's deputy was one of two people seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash at Illinois 48 and East Mound Road late Sunday night.
In a statement, sheriff's office Sgt. Scott Flannery said the crash happened at 10:31 p.m as deputies were responding to a possible home invasion call in Oreana.
Speaking on Monday evening, sheriff's Lt. Jamie Belcher said the deputy was in stable condition with a few broken bones and that the civilian driver suffered injuries not considered life threatening in the crash.