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Two-vehicle crash near Kingston incapacitates DeKalb man

KINGSTON – A 56-year-old DeKalb man is in critical condition in a Rockford hospital after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning west of town, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and hospital staff.

According to the release, Harold D. Adams, 60, of the 2700 block of Lunds Avenue in Rockford, was traveling south in a gold
2008 Saturn Aura about 5:30 a.m. on Glidden Road, south of Lettow Road.

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, according to the release.

Adams was taken to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford with injuries that were not life-threatening, and 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 injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the release.

Paul Arco said just after 3 p.m. Tuesday that Gonzalez-Martinez was in critical condition.

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.

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