(KMOV.com) -- One man was seriously injured after hitting another vehicle head-on on Illinois Route 16 Saturday afternoon.
Phillip J. Swanson, 50, is recovering in a St. Louis hospital after he sustained serious injuries in the crash just outside Shipman, Illinois around 12:30 p.m.
Police said Swanson was driving eastbound in his 1999 Dodge Neon when he crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on. Both vehicles ended up in the ditch and caught fire. Authorities said, the vehicle Swanson hit was a Dodge Dakota pick-up truck that was hauling a track hoe on a flatbed trailer. The driver, Troy Dale, 47, and passenger Eugene Milhime, 68, sustained minor injuries and were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Illinois for treatment
According to reports, Dale took evasive action, but was unable to avoid the collision.