CHRISTIAN COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
301 W. Franklin Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
 
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Bruce Kettelkamp
Sheriff

 

      

PRESS RELEASE

                                                                                                June 10, 2014

 

 

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Christian County Corners Office, and the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit are investigating a traffic crash which resulted in the death of 74 year old Mt. Auburn resident, Mrs. Beverly Gideon.

 

On June 9th at 12:13 PM Christian County 911 received a telephone call reporting a two vehicle crash with injuries on County Road 1900 East at 2600 North Road.

 

Christian County Sheriff’s Office, Blue Mound Fire Department, and Decatur Ambulance all responded to the scene. 

 

Preliminary investigation revealed that Mrs. Gideon was traveling west on County Road 2600 North Road in a 2011 Chevrolet passenger vehicle. Mrs. Gideon failed to yield at the intersection of 1900 East Road, resulting in a crash with 2009 Honda passenger vehicle, which was south bound on County Road 1900 East. The Honda was driven by Aaron M. Frieden, age 26 from Blue Mound. Mr. Frieden sustained critical injuries and was taken to Springfield Memorial Trauma Center by Decatur Ambulance.

 

The investigation revealed that Mrs. Gideon was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from her vehicle. The investigation is continuing by law enforcement authorities.