Thursday morning just before noon Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 8000 block of North Route 2, near the intersection with Ashelford Drive for a report of a one vehicle accident.
Upon arrival and investigation at the scene, Deputies determined that a car driven by 49 year old Kim L. Berg of Byron had left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Deputies learned that Berg had been traveling northbound on Route 2 when she lost control and entered the east ditch. Berg refused medical treatment from the Byron Ambulance at the scene.
As a result of the damage to the pole, power lines fell into the roadway which caused the northbound lane of Route 2 between Luther Drive in Byron and Ashelford Drive north of Byron to be closed to traffic until 8:15 p.m. when Com Ed was able to replace the pole and lines.