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Teen dies after fight at party

Police answered two calls Saturday to Oregon home

OREGON – An Oregon teenager died Sunday, one day after he was injured in a fight at a house where an underage drinking party had been busted up hours earlier.

Jonathan Williams, 18, of Oregon, died at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

Oregon Police say Williams was injured in a fight involving several people about 3 a.m. Saturday at a house at 804 Monroe St.

He was found by police at 8:19 a.m. Saturday during the second call to the house that morning.

Williams was taken to KSB Hospital in Dixon, then to the Rockford hospital for severe trauma care, Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan said.

Police had previously responded to the residence about 3:15 a.m. Saturday for a disturbance call. When they arrived, DeHaan said, they found numerous underage people drinking alcohol.

Some were apprehended and charged with underage consumption. While on scene, DeHaan said, police officers were told about a fight but didn’t see any evidence of one.

Police were called back about 5 hours later, this time assisted by Oregon Ambulance, and found Williams unresponsive.

Arrested Saturday morning on charges of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor were Miranda R. Garcia, 19, and Iris I. Estrada, 18, both of Oregon, and Kyle A. Grant, 19, Trei T. Sanders, 18, and a 15-year-old boy, all from Mount Morris. Garcia and Estrada also were charged with resisting/obstructing a peace officer.

At 7:16 p.m. Sunday, Oregon Police arrested Justin W. Coltrain, 33, of Mount Morris, for battery. Police said in a news release that Williams was not Coltrain’s victim.

DeHaan said police are working with Ogle County State’s Attorney Mike Rock and are investigating the incident, going through interviews and statements from witnesses.

Police are asking anyone who has any information about what happened, including cellphone photos or videos, to call 815-732-2162.

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