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Semitrailer drags car with DeKalb mom, 2 kids in Kingston crash

KINGSTON – A semitrailer dragged a Honda Civic before the car became lodged underneath the trailer after a collision Tuesday night in Kingston.

Rodson D. Barnett, 22, of the 1100 block of Elgin Avenue, Forest Park, was driving a semitrailer east on Baseline Road just after 8 p.m. Tuesday when he failed to yield to the right of way at Five Points Road in Kingston, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Jaimie N. Mitchell, 38, of DeKalb was driving a Honda Civic north on Five Points Road with her two sons and struck the middle of the truck as it crossed the intersection.

The truck then dragged Mitchell’s car a short distance east of the intersection, and the Honda Civic became stuck under the truck. The boy sitting in the front seat was airlifted to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, according to the release. A man who identified himself as Mitchell’s brother said Jaimie Mitchell was flown to Rockford Memorial Hospital.

The boy in the back seat was teaken by ambulance to Saint Anthony.

Barnett was not injured, but police cited him for failing to yield at the stop sign.

A spokesperson for Rockford Memorial said Mitchell was in serious condition Wednesday morning.

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