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A car driven by Tina Ellis of Odin crashes into a power pole at McCord and Poplar after colliding with an SUV Saturday night. Photo by Mitchell Schultheis.

An SUV driven by Curtis Bosley of Toledo is believed have run a red light and crashed into a car driven by Tina Ellis of Odin at the McCord and Poplar Street intersection in Centralia Saturday night. Photo by Mitchell Schultheis.

Odin Woman Injured in Two Car Crash in Centralia Saturday Night

By Bruce Kropp

One person was injured in a two vehicle crash at McCord and Poplar Streets in Centralia Saturday night. Centralia Police say an SUV driven by Curtis Bosley of Toledo, Illinois apparently ran a red light while westbound on McCord and struck a southbound vehicle on Poplar Street driven by Tina Ellis of Odin. After impact, the Ellis vehicle struck a utility pole on the southwest corner of the intersection, shearing it off at the ground.

Ellis complained of injury and was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. Bosley and two passengers in his car, Deanna Cruz of Toledo and Brittany Reynolds of North Sycamore in Flora, were not injured. Bosley was ticketed for disobeying a traffic control device. Ellis received a ticket for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and having expired registration. Police say Bosley's vehicle had heavy front end damage, while Ellis' car was initially impacted on the driver's side door and front fender before hitting the utility pole head on.

Centralia City Firemen report all of those in the vehicles were out on their arrival. They stood by until Ameren crews arrived to repair the damaged pole. The wreck occurred at seven Saturday night.  

Click story headline for larger photo and photo of other vehicle involved in crash.  Photos by Mitchell Schultheis.

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