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Liberty man seriously injured in crash near Richfield

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: May. 22, 2020 10:00 pm

RICHFIELD, Ill. -- A Liberty man was seriously injured in a Friday morning crash west of the Richfield blacktop.

The Adams County Sheriff's Department said a 2019 Kawasaki Teryx side-by-side driven by Frank D. Holtschlag, 23, of Liberty, was traveling west on N550th, one-half mile west of E2050th, the Richfield Blacktop, at 9:17 a.m. and a 2014 Ford Fusion driven by Darla S. Oitker, 64, of Plainville, was traveling east. The department said the vehicles met at the top of a hill and collided driver side front to driver side front.

Holtschlag was taken by Air Evac to Blessing Hospital with serious injuries. Oitker and a passenger, Tiffany Oitker, 26, of Plainville, refused medical treatment.

The department was assisted by the Payson Fire Department and Adams County Ambulance.

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