KWQC is reporting that Robert Stern Jr., 39, of Sterling, died Wednesday afternoon after a head on collision on Route 30 near Rock Falls.
Stern collided with an SUV driven by Dixon resident Janice Ringler, 54, who was traveling eastbound on Route 30 while Stern was driving westbound. The accident occurred in the westbound lane at about 3:17 PM. The location was close to the Howland Creek overpass east of Hamilton Road.
Authorities say Stern was taken to CGH Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Ringler was transferred from CGH Hospital to St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and is continuing to investigate the accident, along with assistance from Whiteside County Coroner Joe McDonald.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts and excessive speed does not seem to be involved. The accident remains under investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and Whiteside County Coroner Joe McDonald.
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In order to determine liability, police investigators and other authorities will now gather evidence and conduct interviews with any witnesses and the drivers involved. Any injured party in this accident may have a wrongful death claim or bodily injury claim against the negligent driver who may have caused the accident.
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