Rock Falls woman in fair condition after Saturday head-on

October 1, 2018

MOUNT CARROLL – A 68-year-old Rock Falls woman is in fair condition in a Rockford hospital today after her vehicle collided head-on with a pickup around 11:30 a.m. Saturday on state Route 78 north of Vinegar Hill Road.

Diane L. Meyer was northbound on 78, heading around a curve when she drifted into the southbound lane and hit the pickup, driven by Jamie H. Dowdall, of Lena, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Both drivers were airlifted to OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

Passengers in each vehicle were taken to local hospitals, the release said. No further details on them or the drivers were provided.

No tickets had been issued as of this afternoon; the accident remains under investigation.

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