Westville Area Crash Kills 1, Leaves 3 Others Hurt
One person is dead and three others hurt as the result of a single-vehicle roll-over accident near Westville early today (Saturday, Oct. 12th). Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson says 19-year-old Nicole Harris of Westville was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:43 a.m.
The Coroner says all four occupants of the vehicle were ejected. The crash involved a 1996 model Jeep Cherokee which left Westville Lane and rolled near an abandoned railroad crossing. The site of the crash is about a mile west of Illinois route one, on the south side of Westville.
One of the occupants....21-year-old Aissa Wright of Georgetown... was air-lifted from the scene to Carle Hospital in Urbana. Others were transported by Medix Ambulance to Carle, and by the Westville Fire Department Rescue Squad to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville. Vermilion County Sheriff's Captain Dennis Wood says the driver was 23-year-old Jake Erickson of Richmond, Kentucky. He was taken to the Danville hospital for treatment. The other passenger who was hurt is identified as 26-year-old Michael Francis of Westville. He was transported to Carle Hospital in Urbana for treatment of injuries.
Captain Wood says the vehicle was traveling westbound on Westville Lane when it failed to negotiate a curve, left the road and rolled, tossing the occupants out. Wood adds the crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Department and the Vermilion County Coroner's Office. However, he adds charges are pending because alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash. Sheriff's Police plan to turn their report of the crash over to the Vermilion County State's Attorney for the possible filing of charges.
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Jonah Fish Fry
The Kingman Fire Department is sponsoring a Jonah Fish Fry on Saturday, March 8th, at the firehouse, from 4 - 8:00 pm. In town deliveries call 397-3025 on March 8th. For more information, contact Allen Brown 765-498-3850.
Pancake Sausage Breakfast
The Tilton Fire & Rescue Auxiliary will hold their 2nd Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast on Saturday, March 8th from 8-11am (or while supplies last) at the Tilton Fire Station, 121 W. 5th Street in Tilton. Coast is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-12, kids 2 & under eat free.
Vermilion County Animal Shelter Benefit
Vermilion County Animal Shelter Foundation’s Annual Benefit “Mardi Paws” will be Saturday, March 8 from 6-9:30pm at the Danville Boat Club. Tickets are $50/person with proceeds going to the Verm. Cnty. Animal Shelter Found. To purchase a ticket call Cindy Nygren at 497-5597.
Youth Bowling Event
Fountain County Mentoring is hosting a Bowling for Youth event on March 15th at Sycamore Lanes in Covington. The event will help support the mentoring program in Fountain County. Teams of five are needed to bowl during one of three two-hour sessions. Teams will be asked to obtain pledges from the community regardless of how they bowl. Form a team! Challenge another team! Have fun and help raise funds for a good cause! Contact Kathy Walker, Program Director at 765-793-4881 or email her at email@example.com for more information.
Habitat for Humanity - St Patrick's Day
In recognition of St Patrick’s Day, Habitat for Humanity of Danville is holding a Leprechaun Sale Saturday, March 15, 10am – 2pm, at its ReStore resale shop, 121 N Walnut St. Refreshments will be served. Additional information is available at the ReStore (217) 442-0004.
Parenting with Love and Limits
The Prairie Center has openings for "Parenting with Love and Limits". For Program Information or to just talk, contact: Leon Bryson, Jr., MBA, Clinical Coordinator, Parenting with Love and Limits, The Prairie Center, 217-649-2892. firstname.lastname@example.org This is a free and voluntary program offered to families in Champaign County.
YMCA Winter Classes
The YMCA is holding open enrollment for our Winter Session classes. YMCA members may sign-up beginning February 10 and non-members may sign-up beginning February 17th.
For more information, please contact the YMCA at (217)442-0563, stop-by 1111 N. Vermilion St., or visit our website at www.danvilleymca.org
Pancake Breakfast - Stingtown Church of God Youth Group
Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 8am-11am, "Rooted" the Stringtown Church of God Youth Group will have a pancake breakfast at the Friendship Center/Senior Center, 1307 Pearl St, Covington, IN. Everyone is welcome. Free-will donations accepted.
Community Night fundraiser at Monicals
Join Georogetown Ridge Farm 8th Grade Dance Committee on Monday, March 17 to enjoy great pizza and support a great cause. Go online to www.monicalspizza.com, click on fundraising, then community day calendar. Find this event, and print a flier to dine in at Monicals. Monicals will donate 20% of your dinner check to Georgetown Ridge Farm Mary Miller Jr High 8th Grade Dance Committee. For more info call Lori at 247-2251 or Jodi at 274-8949.
YMCA Support Campaign Kick-off
On March 17, 2014 at 7am, the Danville Family YMCA will launch it’s annual Support Campaign with a breakfast kick-off event. This campaign provides support for individuals and families in need to participate in the YMCA Programs. For more info contact Michael Brown at 442-0563 x20.
Westville Yellow Dot Program
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Informal COMMUNITY I.D.O.T. Yellow Dot program to be presented by the Village of Westville on Saturday, March 22nd from 10am to noon in St. Mary's gym. What is the yellow dot program? In case of an accident, this is a way to IMMEDIATELY alert first responders that someone in the vehicle has a medical condition or drug allergy that emergency personnel should be aware of. Sometimes this can be the difference between life and death!