• Centralia man suffers serious injuries in I-57 accident

    by  • November 8, 2013 • News

    A serious accident yesterday morning resulted in a 37-year-old Centralia man being airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital with serious injuries.

    According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 6:30 Thursday morning, a pickup truck being driven by 37-year-old Mark Taylor of Mt. Vernon lost control due to ice on the Interstate 57 overpass on East Richview Road.

    Taylor’s truck then hit head on a vehicle being driven by Shawn Depew of Centralia. Both men were taken to area hospitals for treatment, but Depew was eventually airlifted to a St. Louis hospital with serious injuries.

    Taylor was cited for driving too fast for conditions.