On Monday morning at approximately 7:22 Illinois State Troopers were called to a single vehicle property damage crash on Emerson Road at Deets Road in Whiteside County.
A preliminary investigation indicates a Ford F-150 being driven by 49 year old Richard Rausch of Sterling was westbound on Emerson Road. For unknown reasons, Rausch lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway and into a ditch before striking a tree. Rausch was not injured.
Rausch was arrested on scene for a Warrant for Failure to Appear in Whiteside County. He was also issued citations for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Improper Lane Usage. The driver was released with a future court date after posting a $300 bond.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.