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Oregon man killed in Lee County accident

An Oregon man was killed and a Dixon man seriously injured in a head-on collision around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 on Ill. 2 northeast of Sink Hollow Road, north of Dixon.

Stephen Vagle, 68, of Oregon, was northbound on Ill. 2 in a pickup truck when another pickup driven by Daniel Blum, 60, of Dixon, crossed the center line and hit Vagle, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Vagle was pronounced dead at KSB Hospital.

His passenger, Pamela Wright, 49, also of Oregon, was treated at KSB Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, the release said.

Blum was to flown to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford with serious injuries, the release said. He was listed in critical condition on Tuesday.

The incident is under investigation, the release said.

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