Two Benld residents had to be airlifted to area hospitals following a two-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon on Illinois Route 138 in Benld.
Illinois State Police said Monday Delmar VanHuss, 57 of Benld, and his passenger, Katherine McCoig, 54 of Benld, were flown to area hospitals after being struck by a Pontiac Grand Prix while driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
They were heading south on Route 138 out of Benld around 2:39 p.m. on Sunday, July 11 when a vehicle crossed into their lane to turn on East Spruce Street in Benld. Police said that vehicle was driven by Briana Kuhlman, 20 of Gillespie.
Kuhlman was cited with failure to yield when turning left, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, and failure to wear a seatbelt. She didn’t report any injuries.
The accident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police.