GENOA – A two-vehicle crash north of Genoa sent one man to the hospital Monday, a semi truck into a nearby home and a car into a field across the the road.
At 2:10 p.m., emergency crews responded to a a report of a crash at Route 23 and Melms Road about 2 miles northeast of Genoa. A 2005 Buick, heading west on Melms Road and driven by Kavion Seymour of Rockford, turned in front of a northbound semi truck, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
Traffic on Melms Road has a stop sign while traffic on Route 23 does not.
The driver of the semi truck tried to avoid Seymour’s vehicle and drove into a ditch on the west side of Route 23, through a yard and into a house. The Buick ended up in a field across the road and caught fire.
Seymour was taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital by Genoa-Kingston ambulance with minor injuries, according to the news release. Genoa-Kingston fire put out the fire in the Buick without further incident.
No other injuries were reported, with the driver of the semi truck refusing treatment at the scene. The house was unoccupied at the time of the crash, according to the news release.
By 4 p.m. the fire was out and traffic was opened up.
Seymour was issued a citation for failure to yield at an intersection, according to the news release.
Source: The Daily Chronicle