One Person Killed, Six Injured in Crash Near Galena


By Aaron Hepker

Deadly Crash Jo Daviess County
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GALENA, Illinois - One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash near Galena, Illinois. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office says that the accident happened at about 6:40 Saturday evening, at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 84.

According to the sheriff's office, a vehicle traveling southbound along Highway 84 failed to yield at the intersection with Highway 20, and collided with a vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 20.

The driver of the southbound vehicle, an adult male, was killed in the accident. Three passengers, an adult female and two children, were taken to the Midwest Medical Center in Galena. The two children were then airlifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the westbound vehicle, an adult male, was taken to Finley Hospital in Dubuque. His two passengers, an adult male and female, were taken to Midwest Medical Center in Galena.

The conditions of those who were injured is not being released at this time. Officials are not releasing the names of those involved in the crash at this time.

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