UTV Accident Near Erie Injures One

The driver was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals.
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Information provided by Whiteside County Sheriff’s Dept.

Emergency personnel responded to a one vehicle accident Sunday afternoon west of Erie.

According to the Whiteside County Sheriff’s office, Tyler Naftzger, 25, of Erie was operating a UTV (side-by-side) when he lost control and rolled over.

The accident occured at the intersection of Gaulrapp and Elston Roads in rural Erie. Naftzger sustained potentially life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Genesis Medical Center in Silvis, IL, and was later airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

The accident is under investigation.

Whiteside County Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Erie Police Department, Illinois State Police, Illinois Conservation Police, Erie Fire and EMS, and Todd’s Towing.

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