Marengo Man Dies After Crashing Car Into Tree

Collision happened on Rt. 251 in Rochelle

OGLE COUNTY - Illinois State Police say 31 year old Benjamin Koelper died on the scene of crash in Rochelle Friday morning at around 2 a.m. 

Koelper was driving a 2014 model Ford south on Rt. 251 and crashed just before of Twombly Road. Officers say he hit a tree and his car caught fire after impact. Koelper was the only person in the car at the time. The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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