Somonauk Man Injured in DeKalb County Crash

HINCKLEY – A man was seriously injured after a single vehicle accident that sent his car through the air into a power pole before landing in a creek. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon south of Hinckley 40-year-old Jeffery Atwell of Somonauk was traveling south on East Sandwich Road when he left the roadway. The vehicle reportedly went airborne after striking a culvert, striking a power pole and snapping it off before landing upside down in a creek. A witnesses pulled Atwell from his vehicle and began administering CPR. He was taken to a hospital in Sandwich then life flighted to a hospital in Downers Grove. The accident remains under investigation.