Stonefort Man Injured in Crash, Cited for Driving Violations

WILLIAMSON COUNTY – A Stonefort man is recovering following a single-vehicle crash in Williamson County Sunday night.

According to a release from Illinois State Police (ISP), 32-year-old Christopher C. Deaton left the west side of northbound Illinois 166 near Free Silver Lane, traveled through a ditch, and struck a tree around 8:30 p.m. Deaton was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

He was cited for improper lane usage, illegal transportation of alcohol by a driver and operation of an uninsured motor vehicle. ISP said all lanes of Illinois 166 were opened by 10 p.m. after a crash investigation and scene clean-up.

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