3 taken to hospital after accident

By Betty Simpson | bsimpson@wcia.com

Published 02/18 2014 02:12PM

Updated 02/18 2014 05:27PM

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Three people were taken to the hospital after an accident. It happened on I-57 southbound, north of Paxton, about 8:00 am.

A pickup truck ran off the road and a vehicle pulled over to check on the driver. While the driver of the pickup and two people from the car were out of their vehicles, a third vehicle lost control, slid off the road and hit all three people.

Thomas Badgley, 34, of Paxton, Jennifer Badgley, 27, of Paxton, and Elmer Ray Nichols, 63, of Mayflower, AR, were all taken to the hospital. All three were treated and released.

The driver of the third vehicle, Brian Zimmerman, of Champaign, was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions.

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