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First significant snowfall causes several crashes

November 16, 2018

The first significant snowfall in the county led to several crashes throughout the county, but seemingly resulted in no serious injuries, according to news releases from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.

The most serious crash sent four people, all of whom were wearing their seat belts, to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, according to one of the releases.

It says Steven W. Davenport, 67, of Sycamore, was driving a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan for TransVAC east on Base Line Road just before noon when he failed to stop at the sign at Glidden Road and hit a southbound Camry. Davenport and his passenger, along with the driver of the Camry and one of her passengers, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release; Davenport was cited for disobeying a stop sign.

Other crashes, according to releases:

Deputies say a 17-year-old lost control of a Honda SUV about 1:30 p.m. on Peace Road north of state Route 64 and sideswiped a Chevy SUV, but no one was hurt.

A 61-year-old Sycamore woman was also unhurt when she lost control in the snow in the 17100 block of Base Line Road and hit a barn, which was damaged.

About 4:45 p.m., a 28-year-old Genoa man’s Honda Fit slid into the rear end of a Genoa woman’s Nissan Rogue at the intersection of Cherry Valley and Glidden roads; neither driver was hurt.

Just before 11 p.m., a 59-year-old DeKalb man lost control of his 2004 Dodge Dakota on Coltonville Road west of West Stonehenge Drive and crashed into the bridge rail. He was not hurt.

The National Weather Service reported DeKalb got just less than two inches of snow, and we’re likely to get more overnight before it lets up midday Saturday.

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