Motorcyclist Killed in Carroll County Crash

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A man is dead after crashing his motorcycle Wednesday morning in Mt. Carroll.

Just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, John Sobol, 65, of Mt. Carroll, was driving north on IL Rt. 78 south of Elizabeth Road when he left the roadway and crashed into a drainage ditch. Sobol was thrown from the motorcycle.

He was transported by ambulance to a Freeport hospital before later being taken to Rockford where he was pronounced dead.

The crash is under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.

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