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DECATUR — 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. The deputy's squad car was traveling north on Illinois 48, he said, and the two vehicles collided as the deputy approached the intersection.

Flannery said that neither of the vehicles involved had any other passengers, and that Decatur police are investigating the crash. "The Macon County Sheriff's Office asks that you keep both drivers in your thoughts and prayers," he said. 

Speaking on Monday evening, sheriff's Lt. Jamie Belcher said the deputy is in stable condition with a few broken bones and that the civilian driver sustained non-life threatening injuries in the crash. Both are still hospitalized, he said, but he could not say which hospitals they are in.

Belcher said no further information was being released by the sheriff's office Monday evening. Lt. Ed Hurst said police could not provide further information about the crash Monday afternoon because the department's investigation is ongoing. 

The Herald & Review has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the sheriff's office to obtain dashboard camera footage of the crash. | (217) 421-7980


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