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Mount Morris man remains hospitalized after motorcycle crash

SHANNON – A Mount Morris man remained in fair condition Monday after being hurt in a motorcycle crash last week that fatally injured his passenger.

Gordon Vaughn, 58, was airlifted to MercyHealth Hospital in Rockford after the crash that occurred at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at state Route 72 and Shannon Road.

His passenger, Peggy Jansen, 59, also of Mount Morris, was taken to MercyHealth, where she died Friday of brain injuries suffered in the crash.

Mackenzie Wagner, 25, of Freeport was heading south on Shannon Road after pulling away from a stop sign at the intersection of state Route 72 when her car collided with a motorcycle driven by Vaughn, who was westbound on 72, according the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

Wagner and her passenger were not injured. She was cited for failure to yield at a stop intersection.

The crash remains under investigation.

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