Two Injured In Montgomery County Accident

State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday on IL Rt. 16, just west of 22nd Avenue in Montgomery County.

20 year old Max Heintz, of Witt, was traveling westbound in a Lincoln Town Car just before 6 AM while 61 year old Janece Neunaber of Mattoon was traveling eastbound in a Hyundai Elantra. For unknown reasons, Heintz’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck Neunaber’s vehicle head-on. The drivers were both extricated from their vehicles and taken to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield in critical condition. There were no passengers in either vehicle.

Rt. 16 was closed in both directions for approximately five hours.

Police say charges against Heintz are pending.

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