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Leland woman extricated from vehicle after T-bone crash knocks down stop sign in Victor Township

Shaw Media file photo
Shaw Media file photo

SANDWICH – A 29-year-old Leland woman needed to be extricated from her vehicle after it was broadsided by an SUV driven by an Earlville man Tuesday.

The crash occurred at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Suydam Road and Route 23 west of Sandwich, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

Police said John R. Cox, 61, of the 1400 block of North 47th Road, Earlville, was driving a 2009 Jeep Cherokee west on Suydam Road when he stopped at the stop sign at Route 23.

Cox then proceeded into the intersection where his vehicle struck a 2011 Chrysler 300 driven by Samantha M. Blocker, 29, of Leland, which had been traveling south on Route 23. The force of the collision pushed both vehicles off the southwest corner of the road, knocking over a stop sign.

Somonauk and Leland firefighter paramedics worked to free Blocker from her vehicle and took her to Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital in Sandwich with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Cox was cited for failing to yield at an intersection. He was not injured in the crash.

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