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Fatal Two Vehicle Accident
On 01/11/19 at approximately 6:30 AM Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Franklin Grove Fire Department responded to a 2 vehicle accident with injuries on Lowden Road about 1/4 mile south of Stone Barn Road in rural Franklin Grove.
A white Mazda passenger car driven by Michael Chavera, 49, of Dixon was driving northbound on Lowden Road and a red Mazda passenger car driven by Frank Castaldo, 28 of Byron was driving southbound.
Both vehicles collided nearly head-on, rolled over at least once and came to a rest in the east ditch of the roadway.
Chavera was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ogle county Coroner. Castaldo sustained only minor injuries and declined medical attention. Accident remains under investigation.