Snowmobile AccidentFebruary 12, 2018
Submitted by Whiteside County Sheriff's Department
02-11-18 @ 1:20 PM
Whiteside County Deputies responded to a crash with injuries on Jersey Road at the Hennepin Feeder Canal south of Tampico. A snowmobile operator named Madeline L. Tornow, age 19 of Tampico, was traveling northbound through a field west of the canal when she pulled up onto Jersey Road and failed to yield an eastbound vehicle driven by Todd E. Blosser, age 29 also of Tampico. Blosser took evasive action in attempted to avoid the crash but was unable to avoid the snowmobile. Tornow was transported to CGH and then later airlifted to a Rockford Trauma Center for treatment of her injuries. Occupants in the Blosser vehicle were uninjured. Tampico Fire, Tampico Ambulance, and CGH Ambulance assisted on scene. This crash was turned over to the Illinois Department of Conservation Police for their investigation into the crash.