GRANDVIEW -- A Kansas man is facing a preliminary charge of driving under the influence of drugs for his role in a crash that injured him and another driver Tuesday on Illinois Route 16 east of Kansas.

Illinois State Police District 10 in Pesotum reported in a news release that the cited driver, Michael S. Gallion, 35, was involved in a collision with driver Lela M. Lowe, 30, of Chrisman at 11:36 a.m. on Route 16, east of Anglin Road, northeast of Grandview.

Gallion's westbound vehicle reportedly crossed the center line, entered the eastbound lane, and struck the front driver’s side of Lowe's eastbound vehicle

Both drivers were taken to Terre Haute Regional Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to police. Lowe's passenger, a juvenile female from Chrisman, was reportedly not injured but was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for precautionary measures. Both drivers were wearing seat belts and the juvenile was in a child restraint seat.

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Gallion is facing preliminary charges of driving under the influence of drugs and of improper lane usage, police reported.

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Rob Stroud is a reporter for the JG-TC, covering the city of Mattoon, Lake Land College, Cumberland County and areas including Oakland, Casey and Martinsville.

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