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Single Vehicle Accident

On Monday, September 19th at 0603 hours the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office and Rochelle Fire Department responded to┬áSkare Road approximately 1/4 mile south of Cottonwood Road(rural Rochelle) for a Single Vehicle Accident. The investigation revealed a 2012 Chevrolet 3500HD had been traveling northbound on Skare Road when it swerved to miss a deer. The vehicle lost control, traveled through both lanes of traffic, rolled over coming to a rest in the west ditch. The driver, Cole N. Thomas age 33 of Rochelle was extricated from the vehicle by Rochelle Fire and was flown by helicopter to St. Anthony for his injuries. A front passenger, Luis Garcia age 30 of Rochelle, refused treatment at the scene. No citations were issued.