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Amber Alert

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sandoval man killed in two-vehicle accident

A Sandoval man was killed in an accident on Route 50 at Hahn Road in eastern Clinton County early Tuesday during the heavy rain that moved through the area, according to Illinois State Police. Reports indicate that John Randy Ferguson, 54, of Sandoval, was pronounced dead at the scene by Clinton County Coroner David Moss at 7:13 a.m. Ferguson was westbound when he collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by John B. Clark, 31, of Carlyle.

According to the police report, Clark tried to pass an eastbound tractor-trailer and swerved when he saw the headlights from the oncoming car. Clark swerved to his left into the north ditch in an attempt to avoid the collision, while Ferguson swerved to the right, entering the same ditch. The vehicles then collided in the ditch.

Clark was taken to St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia for injuries sustained in the accident, where he was treated and released. Source