ROODHOUSE — Four people, three of them North Greene students, were injured Tuesday in a head-on collision on U.S. 67 between Roodhouse and White Hall.
The extent of their injuries was unavailable Tuesday afternoon.
Illinois State Police preliminary reports indicate the driver of a car traveling south on U.S. 67 south of Roodhouse lost control of the vehicle about 7:33 a.m. and collided head-on with a northbound vehicle.
Cale Hoesman, chief deputy for Greene County Sheriff’s Department, said four people were taken to hospitals.
The collision closed a portion of the highway for nearly three hours.
“A North Greene … staff member and three students were involved in a serious automobile accident during the morning commute to school,” according to a post on the North Greene High School Facebook page. “At this time we have limited information but were notified by emergency response personnel that all involved individuals have been transferred to receive medical care.”
Principal Jackie Kuchy said the district’s crisis counseling team has been made available at both schools to provide support to students and staff.
State police were assisted by the Roodhouse and White Hall police departments and Greene County Sheriff’s Department. Emergency personnel from Greene County, Murrayville-Woodson, and Winchester also were called to assist.
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