Hampshire man one of 2 airlifted following crash
October 27, 2013 7:54PM
Updated: December 1, 2013 6:48AM
Two in stable condition: Two men were airlifted to hospitals following a crash Saturday near Route 23 and Melms Road, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department reported. According to reports, Robert F. Pearson, 40, of the 100 block of Prairie Street, Hampshire, was westbound on Melms Road when his vehicle was struck by a semi traveling southbound on Route 23, driven by Jesus T. Ramirez, 43, of the 2000 block of Aspen Drive, Woodstock. Pearson and Ramirez were airlifted to Rockford Hospitals in stable condition, officials said. Genoa police, the Genoa-Kingston Fire Department and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department also helped at the scene. The intersection was closed for 4½ hours while responders cleared the scene and investigated the accident, officials said.
Debit card charge: An Elgin man told police two fraudulent charges were made to his bank debit card in October from an online site — one for $214 and one for $261. He had disputed the charges with the company, he said, but they requested a police report to refund the charges, police said.
Checking cars: Police were called early Thursday morning to Congdon Avenue in the Blackhawk Apartments area for a report of men checking for unlocked cars in the parking lot, police said. Officers were called at 3:30 a.m. and were told the two men had gone into a white car, then left the area on foot. Police did not believe anything was taken from the one car the witnesses saw the men enter.
Crash kills motorist: One person was killed and two others were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon from a two-vehicle crash on Route 38 between Elburn and Maple Park, authorities said. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office said a 2012 Ford Focus was traveling east on Route 38, west of Meredith Road, about 12:30 p.m. when it crossed over the center line for an unknown reason and struck a 2007 BMW sport utility vehicle that was headed west. The driver of the Ford Focus, whose identity has not yet been released, was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the BMW was flown from the scene to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, and his passenger was transported by ambulance to Delnor Hospital in Geneva — both with injuries that were not deemed to be life-threatening, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Pat Gengler. Their identities also have not been released pending notification of family. No tickets had been issued, and sheriff’s detectives and members of the Kane County Accident Reconstruction Team were investigating the crash. Route 38 was closed between Meredith and Watson roads for about four hours.