Mother, children injured in Brookport Bridge collision


Web Editor - Michael Vick

BROOKPORT, Ill. — Emergency crews took a mother and her two children to Western Baptist Hospital after a wreck on the Brookport Bridge Tuesday morning.

Michael A. Graham, 18, of Brookport, struck the rear of a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Melissa S. Watts, also of Brookport.

Graham was unable to stop in time while traveling southbound on the bridge and coming upon traffic stopped for a hearse traveling northbound.

The roadway was restricted to one lane for about an hour for the investigation and the cleanup of the collision.