Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Local News

March 5, 2013

Kellie Pickler drummer and Teutopolis native Gregg Lohman recovering from crash

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Gregg Lohman, Teutopolis native and drummer for country music star Kellie Pickler, is recovering from an accident in Kentucky over the weekend.

Lohman, who was the driver in one of two accidents that occurred on Interstate 65 in central Kentucky that have left five hospitalized and six dead, suffered serious injuries in the accident Saturday morning. Lohman suffered a collapsed lung, two broken ribs and a broken nose. He was airlifted from the scene to University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky.

Bob Lohman said his brother, Gregg, has been recovering steadily since the accident.

"He was better Sunday than he was Saturday, and he's better today than he was yesterday," he said Monday.

The family has set up a webpage where people can check on Gregg's condition at www.caringbridge.org/visit/gregglohman.

Bob said the outpouring of support has been overwhelming.

"He comes from a huge family, but his Nashville family is just incredible," he said. "Kelly and musicians and people from the 'Nashville' TV show have all stopped by. It's just overwhelming. You can definitely tell the prayers are working. He's doing so well, and we credit it to prayer and great doctors and staff."

Lohman, 36, has been Picker's drummer since 2006 and is music instructor at Tennessee State University.

Bob said he has not been able to speak with Gregg, but his brother has been able to respond to people.

"We know he's in and out but, that's mostly because of the medicine he's on," he said., "When he's alert, he knows we're here. When he heard our voices, he perked up."

Bob said he hopes fans and well wishers remember the impact of the other victims of the crashes Saturday.

"It was really a tragedy, and Gregg was in the second accident, and I think he would agree that what he's going through is nothing compared to the others who are suffering. We haven't forgotten and don't want to dismiss what anyone else is going through."

Jackson Adams can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 131, or jackson.adams@effinghamdailynews.com.

Text Only
Local News
  • Naam.jpg Opinion: Plight of Christians in the Middle East

    This Saturday and Sunday millions of Christians around the world will go to church to celebrate Easter.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • tony- car collection 1.jpg A passion for wheels leads to a world-class vehicle collection

    Since the late 1970s, Arthur Trost has bought, sold, collected or restored 69 vehicles. He has kept 10 of them, many from the '50s, an era he remembers fondly.

    April 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • BRIANBLOOM-300x200.jpg Opinion: My Easter Prayer

    It was always our most solemn of holidays. Christmas was chaotic, the Christian aspect always front and center yet overshadowed by five boys anxiously awaiting the opening of gifts.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_5943.jpg Cross takes on red glow for Good Friday

    The Cross at the Crossroads hosted a Good Friday prayer service at the Welcome Center.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Investigator wants tougher ethics laws for legislators SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- Job recommendations and university application referrals from Illinois lawmakers should be tracked and publicized after clout-related scandals at the University of Illinois and the Metra transit agency, the General Assembly's top

    April 19, 2014

  • Medicaid paid $12M for dead Illinoisans CHICAGO (AP) -- The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press o

    April 19, 2014

  • 4-19 cross walk.jpg Church goers carry cross for Good Friday

    For Effingham resident Adrian Guzman, carrying a cross across Effingham is more than symbolism. 

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Two in hospital after chase with St. Elmo police

    Two individuals were sent to the hospital after a chase with a St. Elmo Police officer.

    April 18, 2014

  • tony- sigel 1 Sigel St. Michael breaks ground TONY HUFFMAN Daily News Want to Help? Donations are still being accepted for the addition. Donations may be mailed, dropped off at the parish offices, or placed in collection baskets. A donation wall in the renovated parish center will feature a "Giv

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Meth suspect sentenced to 54 months NEWTON -- A man accused of cooking methamphetamine in a vehicle with a child present was sentenced in Jasper County Court Thursday. Charles "Chase" L. Shroyer, 23, was sentenced to 54 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession of methamphet

    April 18, 2014

AP Video

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.