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Peru man dies after single-car crash

Posted by wlpo on December 24, 2014

A one-car crash in rural La Salle County killed a man from Peru. Investigators say 47-year-old Thomas Bergen was heading west on North 33rd Road around 6:42am Wednesday when he went off the road and rolled several times.

Bergen was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is being investigated by the La Salle County Sheriff’s Department and Coroner’s Office.

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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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Men from Varna and Washburn killed in seperate crashes

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2014

Two car accidents in Marshall County have killed two men in just three days. 20-year-old David Skinner of Varna died after police say he rolled his car on a rural road west of Varna around 4:30am Wednesday.

68-year-old Paul Diebel of Washburn was pronounced dead after a similar accident Monday on Tax School Road. Police say Diebel was driving north of Washburn when he hit a culvert and an electrical box and became trapped underneath his overturned car.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and coroner were investigating both crashes.

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Crash near Newark kills a man from Plano

Posted by wlpo on August 19, 2014

The morning drive between Millington and Newark came to an abrupt halt due to a head-on crash near the La Salle and Kendall County Line.   A man was killed.

The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Raymond Boudreau Jr. of Plano was heading south on Fox River Drive around 6:30am Tuesday when he crossed the center line and crashed head-on with Susan Smith of Millington. Both were driving pickup trucks.

Boudreau was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith was taken to Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. Her injuries weren’t life threatening.  Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the cause of the crash.

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Update: second person dies after a rollover crash near Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on August 4, 2014

A day after a crash that killed a man from Galesburg, a teenager from Galesburg has also died from his injuries.

Investigators say Jason Maulden died Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downer’s Grove. He was riding in a Ford Explorer driven by 58-year old Steven Cervantez.

State Police Troopers say Cervantez was heading west on Interstate 80 near Ottawa Saturday when he lost control of his SUV. Cervantez pronounced dead at the scene.

Maulden and 35-year-old Keisa Henry were flown to Good Samaritan Hospital.

Correction: WLPO originally reported that the passenger’s name was Henry Keisa.  WLPO news regrets the error.

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