Car/Tractor Accident Near Bond/Fayette County Line

Illinois State Police responded to an accident involving a 2009 Cadillac and an International farm tractor near the Bond/Fayette County line on Rt. 40 Wednesday afternoon around 1:40 p.m.

Police report the tractor, driven by 59 year old Edward Smith of Vandalia was westbound on Rt. 40, a mile east of Mulberry Grove when Smith lost control of the tractor and it crossed into the eastbound lanes striking the oncoming Cadillac, driven by 79 year old Rex Harris of Mulberry Grove. 79 year old Phyllis Harris was a passenger in the Cadillac. The tractor then ran off the roadway to the south and overturned.

Injuries were initially reported, but Illinois State Police have not provided further information. Charges are reportedly pending in the investigation.