Driver Loses His Life in ATV Accident

Driver Loses His Life in ATV Accident

Shortly before 8pm Wednesday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Wendorf Road in rural Monroe Center for the report of an all-terrain vehicle accident with injuries.

Upon arrival, it was learned that 45 year old Larry Shearer of Monroe Center was operating a Yamaha ATV on a residential driveway in the 4900 Block of North Wendorf Road.  Deputies say Shearer lost control of the ATV and struck some trees; causing Shearer to be ejected.

Shearer was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ogle County Coroner.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Monroe Center Fire and Ambulance personnel.  The accident remains under investigation.