Icy roads blamed in a trio of morning accidents in DeKalb County

December 27, 2018

SYCAMORE – Icy road conditions on Wednesday caused a couple of vehicles to crash into trees, according to DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office officials.

According to a sheriff’s news release, a call came in about 8 a.m. about a Toyota RAV4 that was eastbound on Plank Road when the driv er lost control on the ice-covered roadway. Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Andy Sullivan said he didn’t know what exact damage the vehicle endured after it skidded sideways into a ditch and struck two trees, but he said it had to be towed due to heavy damage.

“If it has to be towed, it’s because it’s been operationally disabled,” Sullivan said.

The driver, Kelsey Spillane, 22, of Batavia sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the release. She was transported to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, the release said.

Tammy Farrell, spokeswoman for Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, said she was told there was no one in the hospital by that name as of 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Sullivan said another driver, Scott Tad, 28, of Hampshire, called police after his Toyota pickup truck slid off of the road and into a tree while traveling on Illinois Route 23 north of Whipple Road. Sullivan said that vehicle also was towed, but nobody was injured.

“The county was salting as best as they could, but we did have some accidents due to some slick spots on the roadways,” Sullivan said.

Icy roads also were blamed in a single-vehicle accident about 8:30 a.m. near Cherry Valley and Myelle roads in Franklin Township. Robert Kantner, 62, of Rockford was traveling east on Cherry Valley when he lost control of his Lincoln Town Car and went into the south ditch, causing minor damage. Kantner was uninjured, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

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