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Posts Tagged ‘Route 71’

Mother and children taken to hospital following Route 71 accident

Posted by wlpo on February 3, 2015

Many roads remain covered in ice and snow. Slick roads likely contributed to an accident north of Marseilles Tuesday morning.

A La Salle County Sheriff’s Deputy says that Garrett Bennett of Sandwich was turning from Route 71 to East 24th Road when he hit a mini van driven by a woman that is five months pregnant.

Bennett and Jeanne Felesena of Sheridan and her two children were taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Nobody appeared to be seriously injured.  Bennett was ticketed for failure to yield.

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Man from Sandwich killed in crash north of Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on November 25, 2014

If you’ve been following the story about a fatal crash in Ottawa, the driver killed was from Sandwich.

The La Salle County Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Justin Nichols was southbound on Route 71 Monday afternoon when for whatever reason he crossed into the other lane of traffic and hit a delivery truck head-on. Nichols was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fatal crash happened just before 1:30pm near the intersection of Route 71 and the Morris Blacktop.

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