Murphysboro Man Hurt in Truck / Semi Crash in Perry County

Murphysboro Man Hurt in Truck / Semi Crash in Perry County

PERRY COUNTY — A Murphysboro man was injured in a crash involving his pickup truck and a Peterbilt truck tractor with trailer around 6:15 Wednesday morning in Perry County.

According to the Illinois State Police preliminary investigation report, Dennis Garner was driving his pickup north on U.S. 51 at Greens Market Road as the Peterbilt truck tractor, driven by Samuel Shivley of Kansas City, Missouri,  was going east on Greens Market Road approaching the stop sign at U.S. 51.

Shively failed to stop at the stop sign and traveled into the path of Garner’s truck. Garner was not able to avoid contact and struck the passenger side of the Peterbilt. Both vehicles traveled east onto Illinois 14 and came to rest on the south shoulder of Illinois 14.

Shivley was not injured. Garner suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Shivley was charged with disobeying a stop sign.