On December 20th, 2023, at approximately 12:31 pm, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two-vehicle collision in the 200 block of Main Street in Salem. An investigation into the collision determined a 2016 Chrysler Town & Country, driven by Mercedes Ellard, 31, of Fairfield, was travelling northbound on Main Street and at the same time a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Michael Woll, 20, of Salem, was travelling east on W Van Buren Street. The Woll vehicle failed to yield at a stop sign and drove out in front of the Ellard vehicle causing a collision. The occupants of both vehicles were uninjured.
The damage to the Woll vehicle was estimating to be $8,000 rendering it disabled and the damage to the Ellard vehicle was estimated to be $6,000.