On June 24, 2017 at 1040 hours the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Byron Fire Department and the Byron Ambulance responded to an accident at the Byron Drag Strip 7287 N. River Road. A drag car participating in a sanctioned event at the drag strip was making a pass down the track. The drag car lost control after crossing the finish line, crossed over the track and struck the grass embankment. The Drag car rolled over several times ejecting the driver from the vehicle. The driver Bradley G. Glass, Age 60, of Mason, Ohio was pronounced dead at the scene by theĀ Ogle County Coroner. The accident remains under investigation.