Investigation Continues in Crash with Multiple Fatalities


At approximately 12:56 PM on Thursday, March 28th, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received two separate automatic crash notifications from cell phones homing to the intersection of Hahnaman Road, and Luther Road, in rural Tampico. Initial investigation by responding Deputies, and the Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit determined a black Ford F150 traveled southbound on Luther Road, near the intersection of Hahnaman Road. A trucktractor semitrailer, which was traveling eastbound on Luther Road, impacted the Ford which had failed to stop at the stop sign on Luther Road

The driver of the Ford, a juvenile male, was transported to a hospital with serious, nonlife- threatening injuries. Three other occupants of the Ford, also juvenile males, were pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the trucktractor was transported to a hospital for evaluation only, as he did not sustain any injuries. With respect for all who were involved in this terrible tragedy, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office is not releasing any names. 

At this time, the crash is still under investigation by the Crash Reconstruction Unit. Traffic on Hahnaman Road was shut down for approximately 7 hours

Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office and Whiteside County Coroner’s Office were assisted on scene by Tampico Police Department, Prophetstown Police Department, Tampico Fire & EMS, Yorktown Fire Department, Prophetstown EMS, Todd’s Tire & Auto, and Senica Towing. 

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