Two Vehicle Accident

On May 8th, 2017 at 1405 the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Byron Fire Department, and the Byron Ambulance responded to a two vehicle accident in the 9200 Blk. N. Rt. 2, Ogle County. A red Mitsubishi was northbound on Rt. 2 and had slowed attempting to turn off onto the right shoulder. A freightliner straight truck was following the Mitsubishi northbound on Rt. 2 and attempted to avoid the Mitsubishi. The freightliner struck the rear of the Mitsubishi causing it to skid onto the shoulder of the roadway. Samual A. Riggs, 31 of Rockford, Rodney T. Pitt, 67 of Oregon, Brandon E. Anderson, 27 of Oregon, and Dana L. Anderson, 61 of Oregon, were all treated and released at the scene by the Byron Ambulance. Riggs was issued a citation for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident.