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Texas man charged in 2018 crash that seriously injured Union County child

(WSIL) -- A Texas man is charged with Aggravated Reckless Driving and Reckless Conduct in a 2018 crash in Union County.

Union County State’s Attorney Daniel Klingemann announced today that Derek M. Adams, of Houston, Texas, has been charged with one count of Aggravated Reckless Driving (Class 4 Felony) and one count of Reckless Conduct (Class 4 Felony).

Adams is charged after an extensive investigation by Illinois State Police following a vehicle accident on the off ramp of Interstate 57 and State Route 146, Union County, Illinois in August of 2018.

Adams, while driving a commercial motor vehicle, failed to stop at a stop sign crashing into a passenger car in which one adult and two children were injured. One of the children received life threatening injuries resulting in permanent disability.

Adams is set for a First Appearance on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.

Kenzie Dillow

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