Two Taken to Hospital after ATV Accident near Martinsville

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CLARK COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) – An ATV accident in Clark County leaves two in the hospital.

Illinois State Police say the crash happened four miles Northeast of Martinsville.

It occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday.

Police say 21-year-old Taylor Loftis of Casey was operating an ATV with 18-year-old Shayley Shaffer of Greenup as a passenger.

They say Loftis lost control of the ATV, and it overturned on the roadway.

That caused Loftis and Shaffer to be thrown from the ATV.

Police say Loftis was air-lifted to Union Hospital in Terre Haute, while Shaffer was driven in a private vehicle to be checked out.

They say Loftis was cited for improper operation of an ATV on a roadway, failure to reduce speed/accident, and driving under the influence of alcohol.