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Route 2 closed after semi crash

Published: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 10:32 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 6:08 p.m. CDT

BYRON – A section of state Route 2 was closed for a time early Friday north of Byron after a semitrailer crash that sent the driver to the hospital.

Ogle County sheriff’s deputies reported that Ernie Masterson, 61, of Loves Park, apparently lost control of his semi as he was headed south on Route 2.Masterson was taken to SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford. Information on his condition was unavailable.

The crash, which was reported at at 3:24 a.m., remained under investigation.

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