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On 12-11-17 at 1545 hours Deputies with the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Illinois Rte. 26 and Edgewood Road for a two vehicle crash with multiple injuries. It was learned that a 2013 Dodge sedan was traveling north on Illinois Rte 26 when the vehicle lost control due to the snow covered roadway, it then entered the south bound lane of traffic causing a 2008 GMC pickup truck driven by Dan Ditzler 29 of Polo IL to collide with the passenger side of the Dodge.
The three occupants (27 year old male, 26 year old female, and 3 year old female) of the Dodge were extricated from the vehicle and transported to KSB Hospital for serious injuries.
A 26 year old female occupant of the passenger vehicle was later pronounced deceased by the Lee County Coroner.
Dan Ditzler along with a 7 month old female, 2 year old female and 5 year old male was transported to KSB for minor injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Polo Fire Department, Polo Police Department, State Police, IDOT, Dixon Rural Fire Department and CGH Ambulance. The crash remains under investigation
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