On Nov. 22 at 5:42 a.m., the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Rochelle Fire Department and the Rochelle Ambulance responded to a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 39 mile marker 100. A Chrysler 200 was southbound on I-39 passing a semi-tractor trailer combination that was also southbound. At the same time a semi-tractor trailer combination was northbound on I-39 at mile marker 11 when a tire/wheel combination came off of the semi-tractor trailer combination. The tire/wheel combination crossed the center median striking the Chrysler 200 in the front bumper. The impact caused the Chrysler 200 to strike the side of the southbound semi-tractor trailer combination. The Chrysler 200 came to a stop in the center median where it became fully engulfed in flames. The driver of the Chrysler 200, Kevin Adamski, 33, of Chana was able to exit the vehicle safely. Adamski was transported to Rochelle Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the southbound semi-tractor trailer combination, Paul Irlacher, 52, of Cherry Valley, and the driver of the northbound semi-tractor trailer combination, Jose Acevedo, 48, of Chicago, we’re not injured in the accident.
On Nov. 23 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Illinois Route 26/Illinois Route 64 (Dogwood Inn Restaurant). An investigation revealed a westbound Jeep being driven by Michael Damhoff, 44, of Morrison, failed to stop at the stop sign. The Jeep then traveled through the T-intersection where it entered a retention pond. The Jeep then traveled up an embankment causing it to become airborne. Damhoff was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Polo Fire/EMS and Mount Morris Fire/EMS. The accident remains under investigation.
On Nov. 23 at approximately 6:24 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Pines Road and Lowell Park Road. An investigation into the accident revealed an eastbound Fiat being driven by Jessica Johnson, 25, of Dixon, attempted to turn left across the oncoming lane of traffic at which time her vehicle was struck by a westbound Chevrolet. Following the initial impact, Johnson’s vehicle then collided with a northbound Buick which was waiting to turn right at the stop sign on Lowell Park Rd. The Chevrolet continued traveling eastbound following the collision where it traveled through a wooden fence before coming to a rest. Johnson was cited for an improper left turn. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Polo Fire/EMS, Mount Morris Fire/EMS and Advance EMS. The accident remains under investigation.