A 45-year-old Sheridan man was taken to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa following a two-vehicle crash Monday at Route 71 and North 2725th Road in South Ottawa Township.
According to La Salle County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Grzegorz Kowalik, 49, of Batavia, was traveling southwest on Route 71 and while negotiating the curve crossed into the northeast lane of traffic, because he was traveling at a high rate of speed. His vehicle struck a vehicle traveling northeast driven by Thomas Mettille, 45, of Sheridan.
Mettille was taken to OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa by Grand Ridge EMS. Kowalik was treated and released by Grand Ridge EMS.
Kowalik also was cited on complaints of driving too fast for conditions and driving in the wrong lane.