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On 05/19/19 at approximately 9:19 p.m. Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Grand Detour area of rural Dixon for the report of an accident with injuries. Upon arrival, it was learned that a gray Chevy Impala had fled the scene after striking a parked car and a female pedestrian.
The female pedestrian, Brittany Vyas, 24, of Rock Falls, received minor injuries and was transported to KSB Hospital by Dixon Rural Ambulance.
Deputies later located the driver of the Chevy, Kaitlyn Dexter, 23, of Dixon. Dexter was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident (Class 4 Felony), Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony), and Reckless Driving (Class A Misdemeanor).
Upon release from KSB Hospital, Vyas was charged with Battery to Dexter for an incident that occurred prior to the accident. On 05-20-19 at approximately 9:00 a.m. Derrick Stone, 28, of Grand Detour was located and arrested for Domestic Battery.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Dixon Police Department and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office assisted Deputies. Investigation is still ongoing.
ON APRIL 26, 2019 AT 2:52 PM THE OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, BYRON POLICE DEPARTMENT, BYRON FIRE DEPARTMENT, BYRON AMBULANCE, AND THE OREGON AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES IN THE 7,000 BLOCK N. RT. 2.
A SILVER CHEVROLET 3500 TRUCK WAS SOUTH BOUND ON RT. 2 WHEN A GREY CHEVROLET 1500 TRAVELLING NORTH BOUND CROSSED OVER INTO THE SOUTH BOUND LANE.
THE CHEVROLET 3500 DROVE ONTO THE SHOULDER ATTEMPTING TO AVOID THE CHEVROLET 1500 WHEN THE TWO TRUCKS STRUCK HEAD ON. BOTH TRUCKS SLID OVER INTO THE NORTH BOUND LANE COMING TO A STOP.
THE DRIVER OF THE CHEVROLET 1500 JON R. STANLEY, AGE 57, OF DIXON WAS EXTRICATED FROM HIS TRUCK BY THE BYRON FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THEN FLOWN TO ST. ANTHONY’S HOSPITAL BY LIFE FLIGHT HELICOPTER WITH MULTIPLE INJURIES.
THE DRIVER OF THE CHEVROLET 3500 HOWARD C. BARH JR., AGE 64, OF GALENA WAS TRANSPORTED TO SWEDISH AMERICAN HOSPITAL BY THE OREGON AMBULANCE WITH MINOR INJURIES.
THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
UPDATE: This is now a fatal accident. Details below
Sources are reporting 2 bad accidents this afternoon.
The first one was on RT 2 near RT 72. Reports of a rollover accident. At least one person was airlifted from the scene. The road has been shut down. Unknown when it will re-open. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
The 2nd accident scene was near E State st near I-90. Multiple injuries were reported. We been told it might be a fatal, but officials have yet to confirm this. All we know right now is there an accident with multiple injuries near this location.
Please avoid both these areas for awhile or expect delays.
April 21st will mark the anniversary of the devastating Belvidere tornado that hit back in 1967. An EF-4 tornado with wind speeds over 250 MPH hit the Belvidere area and hitting the school.
The tornado killed 24 people and injured over 500 people. It struck when the school was letting out and many children were caught inside the buses at the Belvidere High School at 1500 East Ave, as the tornado hit the school.
Jackie Krause said she witnessed three tornadoes turn into one huge tornado.
Classroom doors were used as stretchers.
The high school gym became a morgue.
13 of the 24 deaths were at the school. 300 of the 500 injured, were also at the school.
The Belvidere Tornado
The tornado first struck at 350 PM two miles southeast of Cherry Valley. The tornado passed the Chrysler plant near I-90 where 300 new cars and 100 employee cars were destroyed.
The tornado continued east northeast through the southeast side of Belvidere. One hundred twenty seven homes were destroyed, and hundreds more were damaged.
The most notable and horrific part of this tornado was the mayhem at the Belvidere High School. Buses had already picked up the elementary school children and were loading the high school students when the tornado struck. Twelve buses were rolled over. Students were flung like leaves into the muddy field.
Thirteen of the 24 fatalities and 300 of the 500 injuries in this tornado occurred at the high school.
According to Tom Grazulis of The Tornado Project, this was the nation’s sixth worst school death toll from a tornado. (Numbers one and two were also in Illinois – from the great Tri-State Tornado of 1925.) The tornado ended in McHenry County, about two miles north of Woodstock
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One Vehicle Roll Over
On 04/16/19 at 5:42 PM the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office along with the LSR and Rochelle Fire Departments responded to a one vehicle roll over crash on Rte 64 just east of Hwy 251.
Investigation by Deputies revealed that a west bound vehicle driven by Rebecca Spring, age 32 of Davis Junction, went off the north side of the roadway and overturned.
Spring and her two minor children were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Rockford. A passenger, Wendall Reves, age 32 also of Davis Junction, was transported to Rochelle Hospital.
All of the injuries appeared to be non life threatening. Investigation is continued by the Sheriff’s Office.
Sources are reporting a rollover accident.
It happened near 251 and 64, near the Grubsteakers.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Please avoid the area or expect delays.
Sources are reporting a shooting in Ogle County earlier tonight.
Suspect is in the Rockford area.
Suspect is Ethan J. Eklund, white male, 21 yrs, 6’2, 180 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes. Armed with a gun and is wanted for a shooting in Ogle County and resisting police.
He was last seen in the 2200 12th ave in a stolen black vehicle with a plate number of AG11279
Last known addresses are on Indian Heights Drive in Oregon and also Keefe St and also Marshall st in Rockford.
ON April 3, 2019 AT 7:53AM HOURS THE OGLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, LEAF RIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND LEAF RIVER AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO A TWO VEHICLE ROLL OVER ACCIDENT IN THE 8000 BLOCK N. PECATONICA ROAD.
A SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER COMBINATION WAS NORTHBOUND ON PECATONICA ROAD FROM LEAF RIVER FOLLOWED BY A BUICK ENCLAVE. THE SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER COMBINATION SLOWED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN INTO A PARKING LOT WHEN THE BUICK ENCLAVE ATTEMPTED TO PASS THE SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER COMBINATION ON THE LEFT.
THE SEMI TRACTOR TRAILER COMBINATION STRUCK THE BUICK ENCLAVE ON THE PASSENGER SIDE CAUSING THE BUICK ENCLAVE TO ROLL OVER INTO THE WEST SIDE DITCH AND STRIKING A UTILITY POLE.
THE BUICK ENCLAVE CAME TO A STOP ON ITS SIDE.
THE DRIVER OF THE BUICK ENCLAVE, DIANE HEMMERSBACH AGE 51 OF LEAF RIVER, WAS EXTRICATED FROM THE VEHICLE BY THE LEAF RIVER FIRE DEPARTMENT.
HEMMERSBACH REFUSED MEDICAL ATTENTION AND WAS RELEASED AT THE SCENE.
THE ACCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.
On 03/22/19 at approximately 5:05 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Lynn-Scott-Rock Fire Department were dispatched to the intersection of IL Rte. 251 and Lindenwood Road in rural Lindenwood, for the report of an accident with injuries.
A blue 2009 Honda SUV was driving north on IL Rte. 251, attempting to turn right onto Lindenwood Road. A gray 2010 Dodge truck was also northbound on IL Rte. 251 following the Honda. Prior to the Honda completing its right turn, the Dodge truck drove onto the right shoulder of IL Rte. 251 striking the Honda.
The Dodge truck then lost control and rolled over, coming to rest on its roof in the northbound lane of IL Rte. 251. The driver of the Honda, Katrina Weir, 24, of Monroe Center, was not injured.
The driver of the Dodge, William Doane, 71, of Davis Junction, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ogle County Coroner. Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Illinois State Police, Rochelle Fire Department and REACT helicopter.
Accident remains under investigation.