SALINE COUNTY – An Eldorado couple were injured in a one-vehicle accident in Saline County Saturday afternoon.
According to Illinois State Police, 59-year-old Denise F. Thorne was driving her SUV south in the right lane on US 45 approaching the intersection with Small Street in Harrisburg.
Thorne failed to stop at the red light and entered the intersection. At that time another vehicle was turning west from US 45 onto Small Street. Thorne avoided striking the other vehicle, traveled southwest across the intersection and came to rest in the Kroger east parking lot.
Thorne and her passenger, 66-year-old John S. Thorne, were taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Thorne was cited for Disobeying a Traffic Control Device and Disobeying a Traffic Control Device for Designated Lanes.