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      Two car accident results in injuries

      A two vehicle accident on Pike Co. Highway 7 resulted in each driver obtaining injuries.

      According to the Illinois State Police, the accident happened approximately one half mile south of Independence.

      Reports say that 20-year-old Gretchen Goewey was driving northbound on Highway 7 and 57-year-old Bruce Lacey was driving southbound at the same location. Goewey drove into the southbound lane, over-corrected, and ran off the right side of the road while losing control. Goewey traveled back onto the road, and into the path of Lacey.

      The accident happened at 6:48 a.m. Goewey was taken to Blessing Hospital and Lacey was taken to Illini Hospital.

      According to ISP, they both have serious injuries.