Breaking: Two-vehicle crash near Kingston incapacitates DeKalb man
KINGSTON – A 56-year-old DeKalb man is in a Rockford hospital with what a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office calls an incapacitating injury, following a two-vehicle crash this morning west of town.
According to the release, Harold D. Adams, 60, of the 2700 block of Lunds Avenue in Rockford, was southbound in a gold 2008 Saturn Aura about 5:30 a.m. on Glidden Road, just south of Lettow Road. The release says Adams tried passing a vehicle and crashed head-on with a silver 2006 Ford Explorer driven by Victor Muniz, 33, of the 200 block of Maplewood Avenue in DeKalb.
While Adams was taken to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford with non-life-threatening injuries, one of Muniz’s two passengers, Gabriel Gonzalez-Martinez, of the 1000 block of South Fifth Street in DeKalb, was flown to the Rockford hospital with an incapacitating injury. Another of Muniz’s passengers, Roberto Esparza-Rubio, 28, also of the 1000 block of South Fifth Street in DeKalb, was taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the release says.
Adams was charged with improper overtaking, driving too fast for conditions and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to the release; it adds that all four men were wearing their seat belts, and that Muniz was not hurt.