On February 5, 2021 at 12:43 PM the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Forreston Fire Department, Forreston Ambulance, Polo Fire Department, and the Polo Ambulance responded to a four car accident with unknown injuries on IL. RTE. 26 at Haldane Road.
A white Ford Econoline van was northbound on RTE. 26 when it lost control on the snow covered roadway. The Ford Econoline van crossed over the roadway striking a white Chevrolet Malibu head on that was southbound on RTE 26. A black Jeep Patriot and silver Toyota Camry were southbound on RTE. 26 following the white Chevrolet Malibu. The Jeep turned into the west side ditch to avoid hitting the Malibu and Econoline van. The Camry turned towards the west side ditch striking the Jeep after experiencing white out conditions.
The driver of the Econoline van Eddie J. Mathews, age 62 of Oregon, Wisconsin, refused medical treatment.
The driver of the Malibu Micah D. Coffman, age 21 of Sycamore, refused medical treatment.
The driver of the Jeep Elizabeth M. Strock, age 22 of Sterling, refused medical treatment.
The driver of the Toyota Seth M. Nelson, age 19 of Forreston, also refused medical treatment.
The accident remains under investigation.