Jackson County 2-Car Crash

Two Elkville residents were involved in a two-car crash on US 51 at Beech Road in Jackson County Sunday afternoon.

Illinois State Police say just after 1:30, 19-year-old Keaton Tyner was driving southbound on US 51 at Beech Road when he swerved into the northbound lane. He collided with a van driven by 71-year-old Joyce Chamness, who was driving northbound. Both vehicles sustained major frontend damage and were towed from the scene.

Chamness was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale with non-life threatening injuries. Tyner refused treatment at the scene. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Tyner was issued a citation for improper lane usage.