Whistle Stop Crash

It was a teenage driver who was involved in a crash that had a car smashing into a building.

Seventeen-year-old Dekin Walter of Mendota had to be removed from his wrecked car last night by paramedics after he drove into the side of the old Whistle Stop building on Main Street.  The impact left a hole in the side of the building.

Walter was initially taken to OSF in Mendota before he was transferred to Mercy Health in Rockford.  His condition isn’t known at this time. Mendota Police didn’t say why they believe Walter drove into the building. 

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