OREGON — On Jan. 25 at approximately 3:32 p.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies along with Forreston Fire and EMS responded to the intersection of Illinois Route 26 and Montague Road in reference to a two-vehicle accident with injuries. After investigation deputies learned a 2012 Chevy Malibu driven by Sarah Kraai, 26, of Freeport, was traveling southbound on Illinois Route 26 approaching the Montague Road intersection. A 2012 Infiniti SUV driven by Randy Zielinski, 66, of Chicago, was traveling westbound on Montague Road approaching the Illinois Route 26 intersection when he attempted to stop at the stop sign, but was unable to and slid into the intersection on the snow covered road. Kraal vehicle then struck Zielinski’s vehicle on the passenger side causing heavy damage to both vehicles before they ended up a short distance of off the southwest side of the roadway. Zielinski, Kraai, and a 3-year-old child in Kraai’s vehicle were all transported to Freeport Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. Zielinski was later issued a citation for failure to yield the right of way at an intersection and Kraai was issued a citation for no valid license (expired less than a year). Freeport Rural EMS and Stephenson County Sheriff’s Department helped assist with the accident.
On Jan. 26 at 4:24 a.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a one vehicle roll over accident that occurred on I-39 at mile marker 98. After an investigation deputies determined that Joshua R. Lampe, 25, of Byron, was driving southbound when he lost control of his vehicle due to icy road conditions. The Kia Forte that Lampe was driving slid into the median where it struck a guardrail and overturned prior to coming to rest. Lampe sustained several non life threatening injuries in the roll over and was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital by the Rochelle ambulance. Deputies were also assisted at the scene by the Rochelle Police. There were no citations issued in the incident.
On Jan. 27 at 3:42 a.m., Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to I-39 at mile marker 112 for a vehicle in the ditch. After a short investigation, John L. Gray, 79, of Milwaukee, was arrested for driving on a revoked license. Gray was transported to the Ogle County Jail where he was held in lieu of bond.