Six Injured, One Dead in Stephenson County Crash

The one-vehicle crash killed a child, injuring six other people.

WADDAMS GROVE - A one-car crash in rural Stephenson County injuries three adults, three juveniles, killing a fourth child.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Galena Road and Schudt Road in Waddams Grove. Police say a Ford Taurus carrying seven people, including four kids, traveling west on Galena lost control, left the roadway, and hit a tree.

One of the children inside was pronounced dead at the scene, the six others were taken to a Freeport hospital. Two of the juveniles were later transported to a Rockford hospital due to the severity of their injuries.

The names of the victims are being withheld pending family notification. An investigation is ongoing.


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