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Icy roads blamed for crashes across DeKalb County

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

The National Weather Service is warning that heavy rains could cause flooding today, about 18 hours after freezing rain and ice were blamed for at least seven crashes Sunday and Monday across DeKalb County.

Only one accident resulted in an injury.

A 40-year-old Schaumburg man was taken to Kishwaukee Community Hospital with head injuries after a crash about 4:15 p.m. Sunday in the 15300 block of Plank Road near Sycamore, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office news release. He was driving a 2007 Dodge Sprinter east when he veered south, hit a utility pole and two trees, police said. He was not listed at the hospital Monday evening.

A Saab carrying two Sycamore women slid off Old State Road near Schafer Road west of Sycamore about 6:15 a.m. Monday, police said. Their vehicle slid into a ditch and hit a utility pole before stopping in a field. Similarly, a Pontiac driven by a 24-year-old Quincy woman slid into a ditch off Plank Road west of Lukens Road northeast of Sycamore about 12:41 a.m. Monday.

Farther south, a 48-year-old Sycamore woman was driving east on Route 64 near East County Line Road east of Sycamore about 7:13 p.m. Sunday when her 2007 Toyota Solara veered into a guardrail.

A couple of hours earlier, a 39-year-old Rockford woman slid into a ditch off Route 30 east of East Sandwich Road near Hinckley about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, police said. Her Honda came to rest on its side and was towed from the scene.

A 20-year-old Kirkland man was driving south in the 30400 block of Pearl Street outside Kirkland about 3:50 p.m. Sunday when his Toyota Camry slid into a ditch. In a separate accident, a 20-year-old Sycamore man lost control of a Chrysler minivan, which slid into a ditch and struck a utility police about 2:30 p.m. Sunday off North First Street north of Rich Road near DeKalb.

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