Dekalb County Sheriff investigation

A freak accident had a man flown from the Sandwich Fairgrounds to a suburban hospital.

Late Saturday afternoon, paramedics were called to the fairgrounds while the “Dirty Grape off Road” event was happening.  While standing beyond the protection of a nearby cement barricade at the end of the track, 48-year-old Edward Oldaker of Rockdale was hit by a mud truck driven by 24-year-old Brittany Thom of Wisconsin. 

Oldaker was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.  Deputies in DeKalb County are asking for anyone at the event with video of the accident to share it with them. 


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