Ogle County Sheriff’s Report: Dec. 17-18


OREGON — On Dec. 17 at approximately 6:43 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the intersection of North Freeport Road and West Grove Road for the report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries. After investigation, it was determined that a silver Mitsubishi Montero was traveling northbound on Freeport Road, crossed over the double solid center yellow line, and struck a red Hyundai Kona that was traveling southbound. After striking the Hyundai, the Mitsubishi continued into the southbound ditch, overturned, and struck a utility pole before coming to rest on its passenger side. The Hyundai continued southbound and lost control entering the southbound ditch. The driver of the Hyundai sustained no apparent injuries. The driver of the Mitsubishi, Angelica R. Cornwell, 26, of Clinton, Iowa, was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. A male juvenile occupant of the Mitsubishi was also transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Cornwell was cited for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

On Dec. 18 at approximately 2:01 a.m. deputies located a single vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of West Illinois Route 64 and North Illinois Route 26. After investigation, it was determined that a blue Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 64, disregarded the stop sign at the intersection of Illinois Route 26, and traveled off of the roadway. The Dodge continued for approximately 100 yards and struck an embankment causing totaling damage to the truck. The driver of the truck, Dilon L. Berg, 30, of Freeport, sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Berg was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and violation of the FOID card act. Berg was additionally cited for expired driver’s license (less than one year), failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, operating uninsured motor vehicle and disobeying a stop sign. Berg was released on a $3,000 or 10 percent individual bond. ​