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Two Vehicle Accident

On 7/24/2017 at approximately 11:37 AM Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Forreston EMS responded to a two vehicle accident with injuries involving a semi truck and an SUV at the intersection of Freeport Road and White Oak Road. Prior to the accident, a Volvo semi truck with an empty trailer driven by Anthony Gallina, age 26 of Freeport was traveling northbound on Freeport Road approaching the White Oak road intersection. A white Toyota SUV, driven by Samantha Greenfield, age 16 of Forreston was traveling eastbound on White Oak Road and had initially stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Freeport Road. The SUV then pulled out in front of the semi truck and the semi truck applied its brakes but was unable to avoid the SUV before striking it on the passenger side. Both vehicles ended up approximately 125 feet north of the intersection off into the east side ditch. The driver of the SUV sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Freeport Hospital. The passenger of the SUV, an 11 year old male from Forreston was air lifted by React Helicopter to Rockford Memorial Hospital and it was later learned he had non-life threatening injuries. Freeport Rural Ems and Forreston Police Department also helped assisted with the accident. The accident remains under investigation.