Woman injured in Beardstown crash released from hospital

The last remaining person hospitalized in a fatal early Sunday morning crash in Beardstown has been released from the hospital.

Brooke Vonholt, 18, of Clayton, was taken to Memorial Medical Hospital in Springfield, Ill. due to injuries she suffered in the crash. Brianna Baker, 19, of LaPrairie died at the scene of the crash.

The Mount Sterling man who led the four-county high-speed chase made his first court court appearance Thursday in Brown County.

Jacob Hendricks, 19, is charged with felony aggravated fleeing and eluding a peace officer, misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving and several petty traffic charges.

Investigators said Hendricks fled from deputy John Zimmerman, at times reaching speeds over 100 mph. The chase touched on areas in Brown, Pike and Morgan counties before he crashed his Chevrolet pickup into a utility pole in Beardstown, investigators have said.

The 11-minute pursuit started at 2:49 a.m. when the Sheriff's Department received a complaint of a truck driving through the yard of a home in rural Mount Sterling.

A secretary in Cass County State Attorney John Dahlem's office said Friday that they would not be making any comment on charges Hendricks could face in the jurisdiction where Baker's life ended.

Hendricks is being held in the Schuyler County Jail on a $50,000 bond and a $250,000 in the Cass County case. He's scheduled for a Feb. 2 preliminary hearing in Brown County Circuit Court.