One happened Monday afternoon near Waterman, involving a man who had reportedly stolen a truck; the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office says 35-year-old Brian Nord of Yorkville was pronounced dead at the scene of a rollover crash off of Route 30 west of Waterman.
Nord had reportedly taken the truck as it was parked outside a Rosati’s pizza restaurant in Yorkville; a Hinckley police officer spotted the truck because items were flying out of the bed, and tried to pull it over. The driver instead sped up, and was chased down Route 30 before going off the highway at Pine Road; he rolled over and came to rest near the railroad tracks.
Earlier in the day, 25-year-old Jeffrey Nissen of Kingston died after a rollover crash on Baseline Road just east of Malta Road.
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says deputies had been called to a domestic dispute in the 11-000 block of Baseline just before 1 a.m. Nissen had reportedly been drinking, had a revoked driver’s license and was taking a vehicle which didn’t belong to him.
Deputies spotted the vehicle as it was leaving, and Nissen sped off to the west from Glidden Road; he went into the north ditch, hit a utility pole and rolled over several times – getting ejected from the vehicle.
Kirkland firefighters took him to St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, where he was pronounced dead.