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Two Marseilles men hurt in different wrecks

Posted by wlpo on August 22, 2016

Within a couple hours, two guys were hurt in separate crashes near Marseilles.

At 12:30 Sunday morning, 19-year-old Ritchie Miller of Marseilles fell asleep at the wheel and went off a county road. He hit a road sign and fence. Miller was taken to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Two hours later, 41-year-old Jayson Byrd of Marseilles went off a county road and hit a telephone pole. He was arrested for DUI, speeding, driving without insurance and with a revoked license. Byrd was initially taken to the hospital in Ottawa and then flown to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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