1 Vehicle Accident with Injury

On 10/07/2017 at approximately 11:44 pm, the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department along with Byron Fire Department and Byron EMS responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Illinois Route 2 and Meridian Road. After an investigation it was learned that Duane C Hatfield, age 77 of Byron failed to stop at the stop intersection. The vehicle then struck a tree and overturned. Hatfield was transported to Rockford Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident. Hatfield was charged with Disobeying a Stop Sign and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Hatfield was given an I-bond and released to hospital staff. D & W towing removed the vehicle from the location.