Fatal Traffic Crash

On Wednesday, December 1st, at 9:12am Whiteside County Deputies were dispatched to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of West Lincolnway and Emerson Road, in rural Sterling.  During the investigation

Deputies determined an eastbound Volkswagen, driven by Christopher D. Link, age 19 of Lyndon, crossed the centerline and struck a westbound Nissan, driven by Jennifer F. Standard, age 27 of Rock Falls. All occupants were transported to CGH Medical Center for their injuries.  At Cgh Hospital Standard passed away due to her injuries.   Link was issued a citation for Improper Lane Usage.

   The crash remains under investigation. The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by CGH EMS, Sterling Fire Department, Rock Falls Fire Department, Illinois State Police, Sterling Police Department, City of Sterling Public Works, Illinois Department of Transportation, Slim-N-Hanks Towing and the Whiteside County Coroner’s Office.

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