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Two Vehicle Accident

On July 5, 2017 at 2:10 PM the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, Rochelle Fire Department, and the Rochelle Ambulance responded to a two vehicle accident with injuries in the 20,000 block E. RT. 38. A motorcycle driven by Shawn Mcconnaughay Sr., age 41 of Dixon, was travelling westbound on his Harley Davidson motorcycle at a slow speed when a Mecury Sable also travelling westbound on RT. 38 rear ended the motorcycle. The motorcycle and rider were pushed into the north side ditch and the Mercury Sable driven by Christopher J. Fritsch age 23 of Sterling, came to a stop on the South side shoulder of the road. Mcconnaughay was flown to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Rockford by Lifeline Helicopter with multiple injuries. The accident remains under investigation.