Sources are reporting a rollover accident, possibly a police chase.
It happened around 2:15 am in the area of US 20 and Winnebago
A vehicle has rolled over near this location. The vehicle is rolled over onto its roof. Unknown on injuries. We been told this scene involved a police chase, but not confirmed. Several emergency personnel are on scene.
Sources are reporting a head on collision in Boone County.
It happened around 3:30 pm today in front of the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Three vehicles are involved in the accident.
It is reported to be a head on collision.
Injuries were being reported. We been told there are multiple injuries.
The severity of the injuries we were told are believed to possibly be life threatening for one of the victims involved, but not yet confirmed.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Please avoid the area for awhile or expect delays
Note: Sounds like an emergency helicopter has been dispatched to the scene. Several sources are saying this is a very bad accident scene. Please avoid this area.
RS fan Jill Masek Hayes: “Silver neon and a Maroon Ford Edge and a White utility van. Van was bad, but the better of three. The other two… their needs to be some serious praying going on. They were in very bad shape.”
UPDATE: ISP BROADCAST from Illinois State Police. BROOKE JONES-STORY has passed away in the line of duty.
Eyewitness told us: “We were behind the semi, he hit the cop car I seen the tire fly off I believe the cop car then he swerved to the right and hit the semi pulled over in the front, he then went into the ditch and exploded. I called 911. We went back and when the cops started running we went through the ditch and left”
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MOURN THE LOSS OF
TROOPER BROOKE JONES-STORY
PECATONICA, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly regretfully announces the line-of-duty death of ISP District 16 (Pecatonica) Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.
This afternoon, March 28, 2019, at approximately 11:24 a.m., Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, #5966, was inspecting a commercial motor vehicle on United States Route 20 westbound, just west of Illinois Route 75 in Stephenson County. At approximately 12:20 p.m., Trooper Jones-Story was outside her squad car when she was struck and fatally wounded when a truck tractor semi-trailer combination struck her squad car and the semi Trooper Jones-Story was inspecting.
“Today is a dark day for the Illinois State Police family. This is the six-year anniversary of the death of another Trooper, and now another brave soul, Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, has made the ultimate sacrifice for people of this state. At this very moment, the men and women of the ISP are responding and focused on the job and mission, because that’s what Trooper Jones-Story would do,” stated Acting Director Kelly.
Trooper Jones-Story was a 12-year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 16 in Pecatonica.
Additional information will be released once it becomes available.
Trooper Brooke Jones-Story
Sources are reporting a very serious accident near Freeport.
UPDATE: The female trooper was killed approx. 12:20 pm.
We been told there is an accident on US 20 near Freeport.
In the westbound lanes of US 20 near 75.
Two semi’s and a state trooper vehicle were involved in the accident.
Travis Wilson said “ISP had a semi pulled over and another semi crashed into them.”
A man allegedly ran from the scene.Sill developing.
Sources have said they have closed down US 20. US to Business 20 east of Freeport to IL 26. This is closed down until further notice while they investigate this terrible accident scene.
Sources are reporting a major traffic jam on I-90.
Sources said there is traffic backed up for several miles and is almost at a stand still on I-90. Near Magic Waters area.
We been told they were repairing pot holes and that was causing the delay in traffic.
You may want to avoid I-90 for awhile, because it don’t sound like it will be clearing up anytime soon. We been told by several sources that traffic was backed up for at least 6 miles, but not confirmed.
The Delphi Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff, the Indiana State Police, and the FBI are asking for your assistance in identifying the suspect in the double homicide of two teenage girls, Abigail J. “Abby” Williams, 13, and Liberty Rose Lynn “Libby” German, 14, both from Delphi.
On Monday, February 13th, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the two young girls were let off near the Monon High Bridge, an abandoned rail bridge over Deer Creek to walk around and hang out. They were to be picked up later in the afternoon, but did not show up there at the previously arranged time. Following an extensive search, at approximately 12:15 p.m. on February 14, 2017, the bodies of the two girls were found in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, approximately one-half mile upstream from the bridge.
On Wednesday, February 15th, law enforcement officers distributed a photograph of a person observed on the Delphi Historic Trail. The photograph appears to depict a white male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat/jacket, and a hoodie. During the course of the investigation, preliminary evidence has led investigators to believe the person, in the distributed photograph, is a suspect in the investigation of the homicides of Abigail Williams and Liberty German.
Additionally, investigators have released a voice recording, extracted from a video found on Liberty “Libby” German’s cell phone, that may be connected to the homicides. Click one of the following links to download the recording:
Anyone with information about this case, no matter how insignificant, is encouraged to call the Delphi Homicide Investigation Tip Line at (844) 459-5786. Information can also be reported by calling the Indiana State Police at (800) 382-7537, or the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department at (765) 564-2413. Information can also be emailed to Abbyandlibbytip@cacoshrf.com.
Information can be reported anonymously; however, the Indiana State Police, the FBI, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the homicides of Liberty German and Abigail Williams. The amount of the reward may be up to $216,165 depending upon the value of the information provided.
Law enforcement authorities reserve the right to reject a claim for reward where there has been collusion or criminal involvement. The reward may be apportioned between various persons and/or paid for the arrest of the responsible person(s), as the circumstances fairly dictate.
The Indiana State Police Alliance (ISPA) has established an account for individuals or businesses wishing to donate to the Delphi Reward Fund. Checks should be made payable to the Indiana State Police Alliance Foundation. “Delphi Reward” should be entered on the memo line. Donations can be mailed to:
Indiana State Police Alliance
1415 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law