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Franklin Grove teen injured in crash

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

FRANKLIN GROVE – A Franklin Grove teenager was injured Sunday night when his Jeep Cherokee hit a utility pole in the 1600 block of Old Mill Road about a mile west of Daysville Road.

Cody Stahl, 17, was in critical condition Monday at Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene at 5:18 p.m.

According to deputies:

The Jeep was eastbound on Old Mill Road, left the road on a curve in the 1600 block, hit the pole and a wire fence and came to rest in a grass field next to a downed live power line. Stahl was not wearing a seat belt, but his air bag did deploy.

He was taken to KSB Hospital in Dixon then to Rockford.

The accident remains under investigation. No tickets were issued.

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