Marion, IL man injured in single car crash

A Marion, Illinois man was flown to an Evansville, Indiana hospital after his car crashed Monday afternoon.

Illinois State Police were called to the intersection of IL Route 37 and IL Route 148 in Williamson County around 4:25 p.m. Monday.

Troopers say 56-year-old Glenn Baker of Marion, Illinois was driving south on IL Route 37 when he drove around stopped traffic, crossing Route 148, and left the road. He then went up a grass embankment and stopped about 100 feet off the road.

Baker was taken to a local hospital and later flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. A passenger in Baker’s car was not injured.

Baker was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, improper lane usage, illegal transportation of alcohol, and driving while license revoked. Further charges are pending. An investigation is ongoing.

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