Just before midnight Saturday night, Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a one-vehicle accident at the 800 block of North Illinois Route 2 just passed Byron. 64-year-old Dixie Wilken of Byron veered off the road, into a ditch and struck a utility pole. Wilken was extricated and taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital. Overnight she was in critical condition but Sunday afternoon the Sheriff's department was notified that Wilken passed away.
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