Two Injured in Williamson Co. Wreck Involving Garbage Truck

Williamson Co. – Two drivers are recovering after a work zone wreck on Route 148 yesterday near Crab Orchard Lake involving a garbage truck. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the incident happened when a vehicle being driven by Charles M. Johnson of Carbondale struck a vehicle that had stopped for a flagger on southbound 148, causing the vehicle to cross into the northbound lane into the path of the trash truck, causing a head-on collision. Johnson and the driver of the second vehicle, Villa Bedell of Goreville were both taken by ambulance to a local hospital with minor injuries. Johnson is being cited for disregarding a stop sign.