On September 23, 2018 at approximately 4:04 a.m., Rock County Sheriff’s Deputies, Town of Turtle Fire Personnel, Town of Beloit EMS and Beloit Paramedics responded to a single vehicle roll-over traffic crash located in a cornfield off of CTH S at CTH BT. The driver, was a 35 year old man from Freeport, IL, passengers, 34 year old man from Freeport, IL and 27 year old man from Lena, IL.
The investigation revealed a black Lincoln MKX SUV was traveling eastbound on County Highway BT and failed to stop for the marked T-intersection with County Highway S. The MKX continued east through the intersection, impacted the ditch, rolled several times as it was airborne and came to rest on its roof facing west in a cornfield. The driver and front seat passenger were wearing seat belts.
The back seat passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained substantial injuries.
Further investigation resulted in the arrest of the driver, Cori Reed, for Causing Injury by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle, Causing Great Bodily Harm by Intoxicated Use of Motor Vehicle and Operating While Intoxicated-1st.