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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Reports released on three injury crashes

  • Reports have been made available by law enforcement of several crashes in recent days.
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  • Reports have been made available by law enforcement of several crashes in recent days.
    On Nov. 10 Saline County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig Williams responded to a fiery crash at Carrier Mills Road at Old Route 13, according to a sheriff’s report.
    The driver was Cortez Ellis, 30, 5755 U.S. Route 45 South, Harrisburg, and the passenger was Tiffanie B. Thompson, of Harrisburg, according to a sheriff’s report.
    Williams arrived while firefighters were extinguishing the vehicle fire and the fire that had spread into trees.
    Williams located Thompson lying in the grass who said she was the passenger and Ellis was the driver who had been driving north on Carrier Mills Road at a high rate of speed and did not stop at the T intersection with Old Route 13, struck a tree and the vehicle caught fire, according to the report.
    She said Ellis fled the scene on foot. Thompson was taken from the scene by emergency helicopter.
    Williams found Ellis in brush. Ellis agreed he was the driver and said he was not under the influence of any substances. He also was flown from the scene by emergency helicopter.
    Law enforcement has not made any arrests.
    Granger crash
    On Saturday afternoon Lisa L. Hinant, 44, Harrisburg, was driving south on Granger Street, drove into the intersection with Bill Franks Way and was struck by Lara D. Jennings of Carterville, according to Police Chief Bob Smith.
    There were two juvenile passengers in the Hinant vehicle, Alysha Hinant and Hannah Bryan.
    Hinant was taken to Harrisburg Medical Center along with one of the girls with injuries.
    Hinant was cited on a charge of failure to yield at an intersection.
    Pedestrian struck
    At about 4 p.m. Wednesday a pedestrian, Erika R. Boer, 30, Harrisburg, was struck at the intersection of Sloan Street and Commercial Street in Harrisburg by a car driven by Larry P. Quinn, Harrisburg, according to Smith.
    Quinn was turning from Sloan Street south onto Commercial Street and struck Boer who was crossing the street, Smith said.
    Boer was taken to Harrisburg Medical Center with an incapacitating injury, Smith said.
    There have been no citations.
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