Fatal Accidents

By: 23 Weekend News
By: 23 Weekend News

One person is dead and another sustained life-threatening injuries in a one-car rollover that happened early Sunday morning in Janesville.

Deputies say 35-year-old Tammara Jo Fowler of Janesville was pronounced dead at the scene and 34-year-old Brenda Schwartzlow, also of Janesville, sustained serious injuries.

According to authorities, the victim's daughter, 16-year-old Kayla Stimpfl-Fowler of Janesville, was driving and misjudged a curve on county Highway "M" in Milton Township around 1 a.m. Four other passengers were taken to a hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Ogle County investigators are also looking into a fatal accident. Crews responded to a one-car accident at Union Road and Canade Road near Polo.

Twenty-two-year-old Derek Smith of Polo and his friend 18-year-old Aaron Smith hit an embankment and the car flipped.

Derek Smith was pronounced dead at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Aaron was treated and released. Alcohol was a factor in this crash.

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