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Man ejected from car during rollover crash in Sterling Friday

The driver was ejected from the vehicle during the crash and now has severe injuries and is being treated at a hospital.

STERLING, Ill. — A man is in the hospital being treated for severe injuries following a crash in Whiteside County after he was ejected from his vehicle. 

Deputies were dispatched at 12:03 am on Friday, March 24, according to the Whiteside County Sheriff's Department. It happened near Galt Road and W. Lincolnway in rural Sterling, Illinois. 

Deputies say it was a single vehicle roll-over crash.

According to a press release, in the initial investigation, the Whiteside County Sheriff's Department determined the vehicle was traveling northbound on Galt Road. They determined the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and drove onto the west shoulder near the intersection of Galt Road and W. Lincolnway. 

Deputies say after the vehicle left the roadway, it continued northbound in the west ditch, went airborne, and rolled into a farm field.

The sheriff's office says the driver of the vehicle is 44-year-old Tony Terlizzi. Terlizzi was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. The sheriff said Terlizzi was transported to a nearby hospital and is being treated for severe injuries.

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