An Arcola man was injured on Interstate 57 in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning two miles north of Edgewood.

Illinois State Police said in a preliminary crash report Kyle L. Kepley, 22, of Arcola, was driving a blue 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck north on I-57 approximately two miles north of Edgewood when the vehicle left the roadway to the right and struck a guardrail on the right shoulder coming to rest in the right ditch facing southeast. The accident occurred at 7:35 a.m.

Kepley was cited on charges for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol and improper lane usage..

Charles Mills can be reached at or by phone at 217-347-7151 ext. 126.


Charles Mills is reporter and videographer for the Effingham Daily News. A 1983 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, he worked as senior video editor for a Nashville television station. He is a native of Vandalia.

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