Late Tuesday afternoon Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Rochelle Fire Department and Ambulance, responded to the intersection of Ritchie Rd. and Locust Rd. for a report of a two vehicle accident with injuries.
Upon investigation, Deputies learned that a Dodge Ram pickup, driven by 51 year old Cherie L. Hayes of Steward had been southbound on Locust when it entered the intersection with Ritchie Rd. where it struck an eastbound vehicle driven by 68 year old Michael L. VanHouten of Geneva.
After the collision the VanHouten vehicle entered the south east ditch of the intersection and rolled over several times before coming to rest. VanHouten was transported by the Rochelle Ambulance to the Rochelle Community Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Hayes, who was uninjured in the crash, was issued a citation for Failure to Yield the Right of Way at an Intersection.