Yesterday, Wednesday June 9th, at approximately 12:35pm Rock Falls Police received information for a single vehicle crash, and were dispatched to the 100 block of West 2nd Street. Callers reported a vehicle had crashed into the Royal Smoke Shop tobacco store located at 102 W. 2nd Street. The only person in the vehicle was the driver, Timothy J. Propheter, 71, of Rock Falls, had some minor injuries, but refused transport to the hospital.
Propheter’s vehicle and the building both sustained major damage. An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Rock Falls Police were assisted at the scene by Rock Falls and Sterling Fire Departments, CGH Ambulance, Slim and Hank’s Towing and the Rock Falls Building Department.