Thelma Maynard Killed in Box Truck Crash on Recreation Dr in Springfield, IL

February 6, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Thelma Maynard
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Sangamon County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Box Truck
Recreation Dr
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Box truck lost control at a curve and hit another vehicle head-on

What Happened

Sangamon County Sheriff's Office authorities are investigating an accident that injured a woman on Recreation Dr in Springfield, IL on February 6th, 2019. Officials say the accident occurred when a box truck, driven by 49-year-old Ricky Hamm, lost control at a curve. It then landed one top of a vehicle driven by 80-year-old Thelma Maynard. Maynard hospitalized with serious injuries which she later died from. Hamm and a passenger in the box truck were not injured.

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