Three sent to hospital after head-on collision on Rt. 2 near Byron

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OGLE COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — Multiple agencies are responding to a head-on collision on Route 2 near Byron on Saturday afternoon.

When deputies arrived, they learned a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound in the 2000 block of N. IL Rte. 2. Dakota Miller, the 18-year-old driver, swerved into the oncoming northbound lane and before quickly correcting back into his lane.

Simultaneously, a 2015 Ford SUV driven by 61-year-old Melvin Carter of Oregon, attempted to avoid Miller when seeing the car swerve into his lane, but struck head-on. Both vehicles sustained heavy damages.

Melvin Carter and his passenger, 60-year-old Julie Carter, were both transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Miller was also transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later issued a citation for Improper Lane Usage.

Officials say it happened just south of Mud Creek Road. We will have more details as they become available.

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