According to a media release from the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office, on June 30th, at around 8:39 PM, a high-speed single vehicle rollover accident on E. Stagecoach Trail, about ½ mile east of N. Canyon Park Road, resulted in injuries to two juveniles.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office reported that a juvenile driver from Arlington Heights was traveling westbound on East Stagecoach Trail at a high rate of speed when the vehicle lost control and struck a steep embankment. The impact caused the vehicle to become airborne before finally coming to rest in a field south of the road.

Emergency responders swiftly arrived at the scene. The driver was transported to Freeport Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries. The passenger however, a juvenile from Rolling Meadows, sustained more serious injuries and was airlifted to OSF Rockford Hospital.

Credit: Jo Daviess County Sheriff
Credit: Jo Daviess County Sheriff

The Illinois State Police Traffic Crash Reconstructionist was called in to investigate the accident. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. As a result of the accident and the subsequent investigation, East Stagecoach Trail was closed in the vicinity of North Canyon Park Road and North Slaughterhouse Road until the early morning hours of today, July 1.

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Sheriff Kevin W. Turner urges drivers to exercise caution and adhere to speed limits to prevent such incidents. This incident highlights the importance of safe driving practices, especially among young drivers. The community hopes for a speedy recovery for the injured juveniles and continued updates from authorities as the investigation continues. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Warren EMS, Illinois State Police, Warren Police Department, Apple River Fire Department, and REACT.

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