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Dixon woman dead after head-on collision in Ogle County


Saturday, December 5, at around 1:50 p.m., the Ogle County Sheriff's Office responded to a two-car accident.

The cars hit head on in the 2900 block of South Illinois Route 2 in Oregon. Portions of IL Rt. 2 were closed temporarily due to the crash. Police say after investigating they revealed the southbound car crossed the center line and struck a car driving north. 

The car driving south was driven by Janice Garren, a 59-year-old woman from Dixon. Garren was transported by Life Flight Helicopter to the hospital in serious condition.

Garren's front seat passenger, identified by the Lee County Coroner & Ogle County Sheriff's Department as 66-year-old Loraine Landheer of Dixon, was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The northbound vehicle was driven by Susan Keller, a 56-year-old woman from Oregon, and she was hospitalized.  Officials say her injuries are non-life threatening.  13 News will continue updating you as this story develops.

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