Driver Wanted in Rend Lake Crash

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By WSIL Sports

FRANKLIN CO. -- Authorities are searching for a man who fled the scene of a traffic crash Monday night at Rend Lake.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a car driven by Carl G. Thomas, 43, hit a tree around 10:30 p.m. in the Beaver Lodge Loop at South Marcum campgrounds. Thomas fled the scene. A female passenger suffered a head injury and was flown to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where she is listed in stable condition.

Investigators searched the area using an Illinois State Police K9 unit but were unable to locate Thomas.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has released a 2011 booking photo of Carl G. Thomas but say his appearance may have changed. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at (618) 438-4841.

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