ISP: Compton woman dies in collision with semi, Dixon driver facing charges

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ROCHELLE — A Compton woman is dead after a collision shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday with a semi-truck on state Route 251 just south of Rochelle.

Nancy D. Mlynski, 64, died at the scene, State Police said in a news release this morning.

The semi driver, Mark A. Geesey, 57, of Dixon, was not injured, the release said.

The crash happened at 5:53 p.m. about a quarter-mile north of East Gurler Road in Ogle County.

Geesey was pulling north onto Route 251 from a private drive and was struck by a southbound minivan driven by Mlynski, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, the release said.

Alexa Zoellner

Alexa Zoellner

Alexa Zoellner covers Ogle County for the Oregon Republican Reporter, Forreston Journal, Mt. Morris Times and Polo Tri-County Press. She has six-plus years of experience in journalism and has won numerous awards.