Driver listed in fair condition following crash


A driver involved in a head-on crash Tuesday remained in a Columbus hospital Wednesday.

Carol L. Casperson, 67, of Urbana, was listed in fair condition at Riverside Hospital as of Wednesday afternoon, following a two-vehicle crash at 1272 E. Hickory Grove Road on Tuesday.

According to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, an initial investigation of the crash revealed Casperson was traveling eastbound on East Hickory Grove Road, lost control and hit a vehicle driven by Kurt W. Hanson, 46, of Springfield.

Hanson was transported by Urbana EMS to Mercy Memorial Hospital. He was treated and released from the hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.

The crash remains under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

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