OREGON – A 37-year-old Leaf River man was killed around 8:35 p.m. Tuesday after his car was struck by an oncoming Mt. Morris driver who's charged with aggravated driving under the influence, according to the Oregon Police Department.
Andrew Long was traveling eastbound near the 1700 block of West Washington Street when his vehicle, a passenger sedan, was struck by a pickup truck heading westbound, driven by Scott L. Disher, according to a department news release.
Disher, 33, of Mt. Morris, crossed over the center line and into the path of Long, the release said.
Long was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained from the accident.
Disher was transported with minor injuries to KSB Hospital in Dixon, where he was treated and released.
He was ticketed for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content greater than .08, improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Disher was also arrested, charged with and transported to the Ogle County jail on one count of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class 4 Felony.
The accident remains under investigation and the Ogle County State Attorney's office may bring additional charges against Disher, the release said.