UTV crash takes life of Lee County teen

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FRANKLIN GROVE – A teen is dead and two other teens are injured after a UTV crash in rural Lee County.   The Lee County Sheriff’s Office say that on Thursday afternoon they were called to rural Franklin Grove for the crash.  Authorities say it appears the UTV lost control, rolled and struck a pole.  A 15-year-old from Ashton was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased.  Two other occupants, a 14 and 15-year old from Franklin Grove were eventually taken to a hospital in Peoria. Their current condition has not been disclosed. The crash remains under investigation by Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Ogle County Coroner’s Office.