The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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December 27, 2013

Driver hurt in accident

DANVILLE — An Danville driver and passenger received minor injuries following an accident late Christmas Day.

Illinois State Police responded to the accident along Illinois 47 at County Road 2800N, southwest of Fisher in Champaign County.

According to traffic accident reports, Shirrel J. Pate, 71, of Danville, was headed southbound on Illinois 47 around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle crossed a slick spot in the roadway.

Pate lost control of the 2004 GMC, when it left the road and overturned, ended up in the west ditch.

Pate and a passenger, 8-year-old Madison Pate of Macomb, Mich., were taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

State police issued Pate a citation for driving too fast for conditions.

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