FAIRBURY – The Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident Sunday evening in Fairbury.
The accident took place at the entrance of Crystal Springs Park. Upon arrival, deputies found that a 2004 Ford Escape had struck a tree and had rolled onto its side. While leaving the park, the driver, Douglas Tannahill age 36 of Fairbury became distracted and ran off the road, struck a tree and rolled on to its side. A tree was also uprooted and destroyed. Airbags did deploy but seat belts were not in use.
Tannahill was transported to Jefferson Community Health and Life hospital for treatment of injuries and will be referred to the County Attorney for possible DUI charges. The vehicle is considered a total loss.
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