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Adams Co. Deputy injured during crash

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QUINCY (WGEM) — Traffic was backed up and being rerouted on I-172 Thursday morning shortly after 9 a.m. following a three-vehicle crash where an Adams County Sheriff's Deputy was injured.

Chief Deputy Rich Wagner said an Adams County Sheriff's Deputy had stopped a black Camaro when a black van crashed into the deputies vehicle.

The Illinois State Police (ISP) crash report stated that Adams County Deputy, Javier Lofton was conducting a traffic stop of a black Camaro with his emergency lights activated when a black Chrysler van, driven by Laura Tenhouse, 36 of Camp Point, Illinois, was traveling southbound and struck the deputy’s stationary squad car. The squad car then struck the deputy and the black Camaro.

The incident occurred on I-172 about a half-mile north of the Columbus Road exit.

Southbound traffic on I-172 was diverted off at US 24 and Exit 19.  ISP said the roadway was shut down until 12:55 p.m.

The deputy and driver of the van were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

ISP reported Thursday afternoon that Deputy Lofton was at home recovering.

As of Thursday afternoon Tenhouse was still listed as a patient at Blessing Hospital.

Tenhouse was issued citations for Failure to Yield to a Stationary Emergency Vehicle (Scott’s Law), Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and Failure to Wear a Seatbelt.

Jim Roberts

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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