The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year-old Sarah Elliott was flown from the scene to St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford; she was a passenger in a car which crashed on Twombly Road west of Lucas around 10:30 a.m.
Sheriff’s deputies say Elliott was a passenger in the car driven by 18-year-old Clayton Potter of DeKalb; he reportedly lost control of his vehicle on the gravel, and it rolled over several times before coming to rest on its roof.
Potter was able to climb out, but Elliott was pinned inside; firefighters from DeKalb and Malta were able to extricate her before she was flown out for treatment.
Potter was cited for failure to reduce speed; both were wearing seatbelts, but deputies say they weren’t properly fastened. The crash is still under investigation.