Man Hospitalized After Crashing, Dragging Dixon Police Officer

DIXON (WIFR) -- A man is hospitalized after leading police on a chase before crashing his vehicle.

Police say just after 8 p.m. Sunday, a disturbance was reported in the 800 block of Fellows Street. According to preliminary investigation, a police officer was dragged by the suspect's vehicle. The officer suffered from minor injuries.

The suspect fled in his vehicle. He then crashed on Illinois Route 2 near Sink Hollow Road. He was taken to KSB Hospital. Later, he was taken via helicopter to Rockford Memorial Hospital. The severity of his injuries are unknown.

The Lee County Sheriff's Department is investigating the accident.

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