UPDATE FROM THE WINNEBAGO CORONERS OFFICE
On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at approximately 3:00 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Capron Road north of Hunter Road in rural northeast Boone County for an accident involving two motorcycles.
Preliminary investigation indicates both motorcycles were traveling north bound on Capron Road. It appears both motorcycles left the roadway failing to negotiate a slight curve. One motorcycle had a male driver and a female passenger; the other motorcycle had a male driver.
Boone County Fire District #1, Capron Rescue Squad, Harvard Fire Protection District and three Mercy MD1 units arrived on the scene and treated all three victims. Mercy REACT Helicopter transported one driver to MercyRockford Hospital where he remains in critical condition. OSF Lifeline Helicopter transported one driver to St. Anthony’s hospital where he remains in critical condition. Harvard Fire Protection District Ambulance transported the female passenger to St. Anthony’s Hospital where she later died.
The accident continues to be investigated by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. The names of the victims are not being released at this time.