Sources are reporting a rollover accident in Machesney Park.
It happened around 2:30 pm today near Evans and Elm, near the Boys & Girls Club.
Sources said: “The driver of the truck said a van ran him off the road and he swerved and hit the parked white car and his truck flipped over he then climbed out the back window and is ok. Hes the guy in the orange shirt.”
Around 10:30 pm tonight there was a victim that was dead from an overdose in the bathroom at the Mobil in the 1300 block of N Main. The victim was blue in color and they were trying to revive the victim.
Update: We have been told the person was arrested. It did appear the RPD put the person into handcuffs at the scene, before putting him into the ambulance. Sources have said the person in the vehicle had stolen it, and it was a stolen vehicle. RPD has yet to confirm this.
Sources are reporting a vehicle rolled over into a creek.
It happened around 11:20 pm tonight on E State just west of Fairview.
A vehicle has rolled over in the Kieth Creek. The victim is standing on the vehicle. Unknown on injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Avoid the area, or expect delays. RPD is investigating.
There have been numerous Over Doses in the area recently.
The most recent is in the 200 block of Northway Park rd in Machesney Park.
Emergency personnel use narcan to revive the subjects. Many of the subjects who are revived then refuse medical treatment and leave the scene without getting any help to do it again.
Sources said users have said “We can Over Dose and be brought back, so why limit ourselves to what we can do”
Last year an average of 3 people passed away every week in Winnebago County, due to Over Doses.
Fatal Overdoes in Winnebago County
(AP) — Winnebago County in northern Illinois experienced a 28 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in 2018.
Coroner Bill Hintz says 159 people died of overdoses, averaging three such deaths per week last year. In 2017, 124 people died of drug overdoses in the county of about 295,000 people, up from 96 overdose deaths in 2016.
Hintz on Tuesday said fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the three most common drugs found in people who died from a drug overdose. Coroner’s records show fentanyl, an opioid, was found in 102 bodies, heroin in 64 and cocaine in 50.
Hintz estimates about 30 people have died of overdoses in Winnebago County so far this year. He projects if that pace continues the number of fatal overdoses in 2019 might surpass 200.