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McLeansboro Man Charged After Leaving Crash Site

Mcleansboro Charged After Leaving Crash Site

A McLeansboro man is facing charges after being involved in a single-vehicle accident just before 3 Saturday morning on the Akin Blacktop at Bessie Road in Franklin County.

Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says, 23-year-old David M. Potter was driving his car west when he lost control, ran off the roadway on the north side, striking a driveway embankment, then a railroad crossing sign, then a second driveway embankment before coming to rest in the yard of a residence.

Potter left on foot before deputies arrived. He later presented himself at the sheriff’s office.

Potter has been charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a property damage crash.