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Two Vehicle Accident

On 08-07-17 at 5:01 pm, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 4100 Block of N River Rd for a two vehicle accident with injuries. A red Ford Expedition driven by Earl Bloom III, age 54 of Pecatonica was driving southbound in the 4100 Block of N River Rd and attempting to make a right turn into a private drive, when a silver Mercury driven by Jacob Schweizer, age 20 of Oregon crashed into the rear end of the red Ford. After further investigation it was discovered that Jacob Schweizer had failed to reduce his speed to prevent an accident. Jacob was issued a Citation for Failure to Reduce Speed. Byron EMS responded to the scene. A female juvenile passenger age 13, of the red Ford was transported to Swedish American Hospital for nonincapacitating injuries.