Polo, Illinois — December 13, 2017 — We have confirmed that the Lee County coroner has released the name of the Polo woman killed in the two-car accident reported on earlier this week.
Sarah Johnson who was 26, died in the emergency room from internal injuries. Johnson was unconscious when she was extricated from the vehicle. Tragically, Sarah’s unborn child was also reported to have died in the crash.
There is a GoFund me setup called the Sarah and Ollie Memorial Fund to help with the hard road ahead, further hindered by funeral and medical expenses out of their reach. Their goal is $30,000 of which a little over $8,000 has been given.
The family stated;
“On Monday, December 11th of 2017, DJ and his family were on their way home from an OB appointment, minutes away from their home in the small town of Polo, IL, when a fatal snowstorm altered their family forever. Their vehicle hit the ice and lost control, colliding with an oncoming vehicle. The passengers of the oncoming vehicle only suffered minor injuries, but DJ’s wife, Sarah Rose Johnson, only 26 years old and 35 weeks pregnant, was lost to us forever. –And Oliver, the baby boy whom Sarah was so proud to bring into the world for DJ, before breathing his first breath and despite the effort of multiple physicians, followed his mother to the golden shores beyond.”
Their daughter Kylia, age 4, was in the back seat of the car as well, and is now courageously recovering from her trauma as we anxiously watch.
Snow Likely Cause of Ogle County Accident That Claimed Life of One
Polo, Illinois — December 12, 2017 — Ogle County Sheriff’s Office reports a two-car crash that happened yesterday afternoon on Illinois Route 26. Officials say a vehicle traveling north on Illinois Route 26, lost control due to the snowy conditions and slid into a pickup truck.
The vehicle was carrying a 27-year old male, a 26-year old female and a 3-year old female. The 3-year old had to be extricated from the car, the report states.
According to reports, the vehicle slid into the southbound lane on Illinois Route 26, where it crashed into a pickup truck.
Inside the pickup were a 7-month old female, a 5-year old male, 2-year old female and the driver. All are reported to have been taken to KSB Hospital for minor injuries.
One of the 3 passengers in the car, the 26-year old female, was pronounced dead overnight.