On Friday, December 16, 2011, at 1:00 AM, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one-vehicle crash at Winslow Rd. and Freeport Rd.
The arriving deputy found a 1994 Buick LeSabre Limited on its top off of the roadway to the south side of the highway. Investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Rt. 75 and left the roadway, striking a utility pole, shearing the pole off. The vehicle rolled and came to rest on its top.
When the deputy arrived on the scene, one person was outside of the vehicle and one was trapped in the vehicle, which was on fire. The deputy attempted to pull the trapped victim from the vehicle, but was not able to free her, and the fire continued to burn, growing in size.
The deputy attempted to control the fire with a fire extinguisher, but it had little effect. The trapped occupant of the vehicle died at the scene, and the other person was transported by helicopter to Rockford Memorial Hospital.
UPDATE: 32-year-old Andrew Edgar is being charged with DUI involving death following a fatal car crash early this morning in Durand.
Police say they found Edgar outside of the car when they arrived on scene and suspect he was the driver.
DURAND (WIFR) -- We now know the name of the woman who was killed in an early morning car crash in Durand.
29-year-old Angela Schaffer of Rockton was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened just after one between Freeport and Winslow roads.
Police tell us the vehicle was on fire and Schaffer was trapped inside. Another person was rescued and transported by helicopter to a hospital.
DURAND (WIFR) -- One person is dead and another in the hospital after an accident in Durand early Friday morning.
It happened just after 1:00 am between Freeport Rd. and Winslow Rd.
The vehicle struck a utility pole and caught fire. Two people were trapped in the car. One was able to escape and was transported by helicopter to Rockford Memorial Hospital. The other was pronounced dead on the scene.
Winnebago County Deputy Sheriff Scott Meyers said the department is working to reconstruct the scene and determine what happened to cause the wreck. The Sheriff's Department does believe alcohol played a factor in the crash.
We'll have more on this story as it becomes available to us.