On Tuesday morning, May 8th, 2018 at approximately 0507 hours, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Leaf River and Mt. Morris EMS/Fire responded to the 6200 block of N. Mt. Morris Road (Leaf River) for a reported two vehicle crash with injuries.
At the location, it was determined that a northbound vehicle driven by Richard Boyden (M/W age 45 of Oregon) collided with a southbound vehicle driven by Nancy Plemmons (F/W age 81 of Leaf River).
Initial investigation revealed Plemmons vehicle crossed over the center line into the northbound lane where it struck Boydens vehicle head on. Boyden was extricated from his vehicle and flown to the Rockford Memorial Hospital by React Helicopter for critical injuries.
Plemmons was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ogle County Coroner’s Office. Mt. Morris road was blocked for several hours while the crash was investigated. Mt. Morris Police assisted the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash remains under investigation