Two-vehicle crash south of Waterloo

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Pictured is the Dodge Avenger involved in Wednesday’s crash south of Waterloo. (Alan Dooley photo)
Pictured is the Chevy Monte Carlo involved in Wednesday’s crash south of Waterloo. (Alan Dooley photo)

The Waterloo Fire Department, Monroe County EMS, Illinois State Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s responded shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday to a two-vehicle crash with road blockage on Route 3 at T Road south of Waterloo. The vehicles involved were a black Dodge Avenger and red 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo SS.

Police said the two vehicles nearly crashed head-on. The driver of the Avenger, Dalton Hoff, 24, of Waterloo, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper passing. He refused medical transportation at the scene, but was later taken by a family member to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County for treatment of a concussion. The driver of the Monte Carlo, Megan Gorka, 30, of Waterloo, also refused medical transport at the scene but was taken to Red Bud Regional Hospital by a parent.

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