Saturday, March 03, 2007
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Families of Two Lincoln High School basketball players injured in I-39 accident           Send a link to a friend

[March 03, 2007]  The families of two-star Lincoln basketball players, #1 Louie Schonauer and #42 Kyle Young, were injured enroute to last night’s regional championship game in Streator.

John and Sherry Schonauer, their sons Alex (14) and Andrew (17), and Matthew and Theresa Young were traveling together. They were northbound on I-39 at mile marker 24 ½ when their vehicle was in a head-on crash at 6:13 p.m.

Sherry Schonauer was the driver of the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe the families were riding in. The Tahoe lost control on the icy road, went through median striking head-on a southbound Honda Accord driven by Frances Daniels, age 21 of White Bear Lake, MN.

Sherry was uninjured. According to the Sheriff’s report Minonk Ambulance initially transported all of the passengers in the Schonauer vehicle to Saint James Hospital in Pontiac. Their conditions are unknown, though it is believed that two may have been transferred to other hospitals due to the seriousness of their injuries.

The driver of the Accord was transported to Bromenn Hospital in Bloomington by El Paso ambulance.

Sgt. Claudin of Woodford County Sheriff’s Department. said that Schonauer would be ticketed for driving too fast for conditions.

[Jan Youngquist]

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