1 Killed, 1 Injured In ATV Accident

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A Shobonier man was killed and a woman from Vandalia was injured in a 4-wheeler accident early Saturday morning in Fayette County.

According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 12:05 AM Saturday at Fayette County Road 1150 North at County Road 1225 North, southwest of Vandalia.

The 4-wheeler operated by 23 year old Billy Joe Tate, Jr., of Shobonier, left the roadway and overturned, pinning Tate and his passenger, 19 year old Macye T. Sarchet, of Vandalia, to a tree. Witnesses at the scene pulled the ATV off the victims. State police report Tate was not breathing and was unresponsive. Witnesses then called 911 and began CPR.

Tate was transported by ambulance to Fayette county Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

Sarchet was transported to Fayette County Hospital then airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.

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