Two Injured in Jasper County ATV Accident

Two people were injured in a four-wheeler accident that occurred in Jasper County over the weekend. Illinois State Police say the accident occurred on Jasper County Road 2150 East five miles southeast of Ste. Marie Saturday afternoon. 18 year-old Cole Horner of Dundas was riding an ATV northbound on Jasper County Road 2150 East when he stopped due to a hat that had flown off. Horner’s ATV was then rear-ended by another four-wheeler driven by 19 year-old Seth R Meinhart of Newton. Meinhart and a passenger, 20 year-old Stacey C Smithenry of Newton, were ejected from the four-wheeler. Meinhart and Smithenry both sustained injuries and were taken to Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. Meinhart was then later flown to Carle Hospital. Meinhart and Horner were both cited by State Police for operating a non-highway vehicle on a road. Meinhart was also cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident