ROCHELLE — A Rochelle man was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital and treated for injuries after a Friday afternoon vehicle accident near South Mill Pond Road in Flagg Center, an Ogle County Sheriff’s press release said.
On June 3 at approximately 2:50 p.m. deputies along with the Rochelle Fire Department and Flagg Center Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 5,000 block of South Mill Pond Road. After conducting an investigation, it was discovered Erik Gilbert, 51, of Rochelle, was traveling westbound on Flagg Road when he experienced a medical emergency causing him to leave the roadway. Gilbert traveled several hundred feet before striking a tree and coming to rest. Gilbert was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital where he was then treated for his injuries.