Mt. Vernon Teen Injured In ATV Accident

(WAYNE CITY, IL) — A 15 year old Mt. Vernon juvenile was the operator of a Yamaha ATV that was traveling eastbound on Wayne County Road 250N Tuesday, approximately 350 feet East of Wayne County Road 175E, when he lost control of the ATV due to his speed on the gravel roadway and overturned. The ATV and driver went off the north side of the roadway and into a ditch. The driver was found near the ATV face down and unconscious in a small puddle of water by a passer-by at approximately 8:19 p.m. The driver was transported by Life Flight for treatment of injuries sustained from the traffic crash to a hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was not wearing a helmet. ISP District 19 was assisted at the crash scene by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Wayne City Police Department, Fairfield Rural First Responders, and Wayne City Ambulance Service. Charges are pending.