A suspected drunk driving crash on US-20 near Stockton Road resulted in the death of a child and injuries to 2 others.
Drunk Driving Crash Leaves Child Dead, 2 Adults Injured in Northwest Illinois
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A child was killed and two adults were injured in a suspected drunk driving crash involving a pickup and a semi-truck in Jo Daviess County, Illinois on Tuesday.
According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, they received a report of a crash on U.S. Highway 20, roughly a half-mile from the intersection with Stockton Drive, at around 6:33 a.m. on June 2, 2020.
Deputies suspect that a pickup truck driven by 32-year-old Julius S. Jones was driving westbound on Highway 20 and crossed a center line. A semi traveling eastbound attempted to avoid the pickup, but the two vehicles collided and caught fire.
Two juvenile passengers – a 10-year-old and 9-year-old – were ejected from the pickup. The 10-year-old died at the scene. The 9-year-old was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Rockford and then brought to the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Jones was charged with DUI, driving while license revoked, and improper lane usage. This investigation is ongoing.