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Report: Lights, siren were on

Posted: Monday, Sep 28th, 2009


Deputy Neil Minnis of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department investigates the scene of a collision between a Rochelle Police Department squad car and another car that had pulled out in front of officer James Jakymiw at the intersection of IL Route 251 and 8th Ave. Jakymiw was en route to a domestic violence call when the accident took place. David A. Becker, 72, of Rochelle, died as a result of the collision. His vehicle can be seen to the left pushed up against a tree in a nearby yard. (News-Leader file photo)


Top speed of patrol car in fatal collision was 62 m.p.h.; civil lawsuits filed in Ogle County Court by Becker family



ROCHELLE — A final report of an investigation into the July 27 fatal traffic accident involving a Rochelle police officer released Friday by the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office states that James Jakymiw was operating his patrol car emergency lights and sirens at the time of the collision, and had a peak speed of 62 m.p.h. prior to the collision.

Ogle County Sheriff Greg Beitel reported Friday that the investigation of the crash that took the life of David A. Becker, 72, of Rochelle, has now been completed.

For the complete article see the 09-27-2009 issue.

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