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4/20/2014 7:08:00 AM
La Salle County deputies report several accidents

NT Staff

La Salle County deputies were called to accidents Friday night and Saturday morning, including a crash near Mendota High School on U.S. 52 that totaled a car.

The driver of a sedan was transported to Mendota Community Hospital with minor injuries after a single-vehicle rollover accident at 10:21 p.m. Friday on U.S. 52, Mendota fire chief Dennis Rutishauser said.

The car rolled once and went into the ditch, but the driver was able to exit the car and was sitting outside when Mendota fire personnel arrived at 10:28 p.m., Rutishauser said.

Mendota fire responded with one ambulance, one fire engine and one reserve truck. La Salle County Sheriff’s Office and Mendota police also responded.

Rutishauser described the vehicle as having “major damage.”


According to La Salle County Sheriff's Office, Carol A. Baker, 74, of Ottawa was charged with improper lane usage, illegal transportation of alcohol, driving while license is revoked and driving under the influence of alcohol at 9:19 a.m. Friday after her vehicle was found in a ditch along North 2525th Road near East 1704th Road in South Ottawa Township.

Grand Ridge Ambulance transported Baker to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa, the sheriff’s office said.


Also, Sharon M. Nicholson, 69, of Ottawa was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa by Marseilles Ambulance after La Salle County deputies investigated a single-vehicle rollover accident at 2:39 p.m. Friday in the area of Route 71 and North 32nd Road inRutlandTownship, according to the La Salle County Sheriff’s Office.

Nicholson was northbound on Route 71 and struck a sign on the Interstate 80 overpass near Ottawa. She continued northbound, lost control and struck a mailbox before overturning in a ditch. She was ejected from the vehicle. No citations were issued, the sheriff’s office said. The Ottawa hospital refused to provide a condition report or confirm whether Nicholson was transported there.


A driver crashed and struck a utility pole, leaving homes in the Lake Holiday area without power, and then fled the scene. La Salle County deputies investigated the hit-and-run accident at 1:34 a.m. Saturday in the area of 173 Holiday Drive in Somonauk, according to La Salle County Sheriff’s Office.

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