Three Injured In Route 3 Head-On Collision North Of Red Bud

A Waterloo man along with a woman and her daughter from Red Bud were hospitalized following a three-vehicle accident on the Fourth of July. The wreck took place at 10:45 p.m., at the intersection of Rt. 3 and J Road, a couple miles northwest of Red Bud (inside Monroe County).

Matt Notter, 22, of Waterloo was airlifted from the scene. He remains in critical condition at Barnes Hospital. Elizabeth Rollins, 39, and her 13-year-old daughter were transported by ambulance to a St. Louis hospital. The child has been released from Children's Hospital. The mom underwent surgery and is recuperating at Barnes. Amy McGuire of Columbia and Mikayla Sockow were in a third vehicle. They were not injured.

According to the report, Notter was driving his Chevy Silverado northbound on Rt. 3 (toward Waterloo) when he drifted into oncoming traffic. The truck sideswiped a Honda Accord driven by McGuire. Notter’s truck continued forward, hitting Rollins’ GMC Sierra head-on. Notter’s truck rolled several times before coming to rest on the side of the highway. The Sierra spun several times before coming to rest along the roadway.

Responding to the scene were Monroe County deputies and paramedics, Red Bud firefighters, a Survival Flight helicopter and the Illinois State Police. Red Bud firefighters used Jaws of Life to extricate Rollins from her truck. She and her daughter were placed in an ambulance. McGuire and Sockow were not injured.

Notter was placed in a Survival Flight helicopter and flown to a St. Louis hospital. He remains in critical condition. Illinois State Police officers issued Notter three citations.