Saline County Crash Leads to Two Injured Saturday Night

SALINE CO. – Two people were taken to local hospitals after a crash Saturday night in Saline County.

According to Illinois State Police, 18-year-old Brandon Hambleton of Carrier Mills was driving northbound on Illinois Route 145 near Garden Heights Road behind 21-year-old Ashley Hartman of Stonefort. Hartman put on her blinker signaling a turn into a private drive but Hambleton looked away from the road and failed to notice Hartman slowing and rear-ended her vehicle.

Hartman and a 2-year-old boy in her vehicle were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Three of passengers in Hartman’s vehicle and Hambleton were not hurt.

Hambleton was cited for driving too fast for conditions/failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.