Earlville Police Officer seriously injured during pursuit

City of Earlville Building- Studstill Media Photo

EARLVILLE – Multiple police cars were damaged and one area police officer suffered serious injuries after a vehicle pursuit across Northern LaSalle County.  Saturday night LaSalle County Sheriff’s deputies were in pursuit of a vehicle after an attempted traffic stop on US Route 34 near Earlville when reportedly the vehicle fled and an Earlville Officer was injured in a crash near the intersection of East 9th and US RT 34.   The officer was airlifted to a Rockford Hospital in serious but stable condition, according to Earlville Police Chief Darin Crask.  The suspects vehicle, a sedan with reportedly three occupants, was involved in a crash at the end of the pursuit north of Mendota near East 3rd and North 46th Road.  The driver, 23-year-old Jaquaya Roy of Chicago was arrested for aggravated fleeing and eluding, plus cited for speeding over 100 mph and taken to the LaSalle County Jail where she is awaiting bond. Two other occupants in the vehicle were cited for illegal transportation of alcohol.

Jaquaya Roy – Photo LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office