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Multiple injuries as car slides on black ice

Updated: February 11, 2013 7:32AM

Lana A. Schwedel, 23, of Glen Ellyn, Tara K. Needham, 27, of Earlville, and Luis A. Oquendo, 30, of Earlville, and an unidentified 2-year-old girl were all taken to Valley West Community Hospital in Sandwich after a single-car accident Wednesday morning. According to DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies, Schwedel was driving on Chicago Road near Governor Beveridge Road, south of Hinckley, when she lost control on a patch of black ice and went into a ditch, striking a fence and several trees. The crash occurred at about 9:19 a.m. Wednesday, police said. No tickets were issued. The driver and all passengers were treated and released.


Kristine Mudra, 46, of the 600 block of Churchill Road, Oswego, was taken to Rush-Copley Medical Center after a single-car accident at 7:25 a.m. Monday at Route 34 and Timber Ridge Lane, police said. According to police, Mudra’s vehicle left the roadway and overturned in a field. A condition report was not available.

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