Authorities say alcohol and excessive speed may have played a role in an ATV accident in Union County that injured two Shawneetown, IL residents.
Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Jamie Waller reports emergency personnel responded to the ATV accident on HWY 360 about 1.5 miles from HWY 56 West around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
He tells WMSK News the driver of the ATV, Sean Tadlock, and his passenger, Brianna Bean, were traveling on HWY 360 toward HWY 56 West when Tadlock for some unknown reason lost control of ATV and left the right shoulder of the road. The ATV then reportedly traveled down a ditch, hit a culvert, which caused the ATV to become airborne and roll into a cornfield.
Tadlock and Bean were transported by Union County EMS to the hospital for treatment of injuries.
Deputy Waller says the roadway was reopened around 1:40 a.m.
Emergency personnel responded two an ATV accident around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Union County Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Ricky Millikan tells WMSK News UCVFD, Union County EMS, the Union County Sheriffs Office and Uniontown Police Department responded to an ATV accident with injuries on Hwy 360 near Hwy 947. He says two persons were treated by emergency personnel on the scene and then transported by Union County EMS.
At this time, no other details have been released.
WMSK News will provide more information when it is released by authorities.