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UPDATE: Man and woman die after a crash in Dixon

Posted by wlpo on September 12, 2014

A crash in Dixon killed a man and a woman and sent two children to a hospital. 76-year-old John Brown and 34-year-old Misty Noah of Dixon died Thursday after an accident at Route 2 and North Frontage Road.

Lee County Sheriff’s Deputies say Brown was driving a minivan that pulled out in front of a Yukon driven by 31-year-old Nicole Wagner.

Brown was pronounced dead at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Noah died at a hospital in Rockford. Two children that were in Brown’s van were flown to Rockford. Their conditions were not available. In all, eight people were in the minivan.  The crash remains under investigation.

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Grandson accused of killing grandmother and himself in Dixon

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2014

A grandmother in Dixon is dead and police think her 27-year-old grandson was the killer. Investigators say 71-year-old Josephine Howard died Tuesday afternoon from multiple stab wounds.

Howard’s body was found after the Lee County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home she shared with her family in Dixon. Outside police say they found Theodore “Ted” Howard covered with blood from stabbing himself. He died after being taken to KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Police think the grandmother and grandson had been fighting and are considering their deaths a murder-suicide. An investigation continues by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and coroner and Illinois Crime Scene Investigators.

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