Foggy Conditions May Have Contributed to Crash With Injuries

Foggy Conditions May Have Contributed to Crash With Injuries

Just before 8 am Wednesday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of IL Rte. 251 and Scott Road for a two vehicle accident with an injury.

After arriving on scene, Deputies learned a vehicle driven by 23 year old Jackson Cortez of Rockford was traveling southbound on IL Rte. 251.  A Semi with a tractor trailer was driven by 55 year old Robert Rutledge of Poplar Grove.  Rutledge had just approached the stop intersection on Scott Road traveling eastbound before he began to turn northbound on IL Rte. 251 in front of Cortez in the foggy conditions.  Cortez was unable to avoid the semi and struck the trailer at the intersection before coming to rest.

Cortez was transported to OSF Hospital by New Milford EMS for minor injuries.  Rutledge was issued a citation for Failure to Yield at a Stop Intersection.