Four injured in crash in Franklin County, IL

Four people were injured when a semi and a car crashed at an intersection.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened at 8:41 a.m. at the intersection of State Highway 14 and North Thompsonville Road.

Deputies say 47-year-old Joseph Burch of Squire, West Virginia was driving a semi north on North Thompsonville Road when he crossed into the path of a car being driven by 63-year-old Robert Walker of Wayne City, Illinois.

Both drivers received major injuries and were taken to local hospitals. Two passenger in the car were also injured and taken to local hospitals.

The driver of the semi was cited for disobeying a stop sign and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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