On Saturday, September 24th, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Dixon Police Department was dispatched to the area of the 1200 block of Palmyra Street in reference to a male that sustained injuries involving an incident with a motor vehicle. Dixon officers, along with the Dixon City Fire Department responded to the scene.
The male was transported to KSB Hospital with critical injuries. The male ultimately succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital. Due to the nature of the incident, the Dixon Police Department Accident Reconstructionist and the Lee County Coroner’s Office was called to assist.
Upon further investigation, it was learned that the male was a passenger in a vehicle during which a physical altercation took place between the passenger and driver. Information obtained by investigators indicated the male passenger exited out of the vehicle while it was in motion, thus resulting in the fatal injuries.
Derrick L. Flynn, age 39, of Dixon, Illinois, was arrested on later on Saturday, in the 200 block of South Hennepin Avenue for Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony), Obstructing Justice (Class 4 Felony), Domestic Battery, and Driving While Under the Influence (both Class A Misdemeanors). Flynn was processed on the charges and taken to the Lee County Jail to be held in lieu of bond.
At this point in time, no further information is being released and the investigation is still pending.
Chief Howell would like to remind citizens to report any suspicious activity to the Dixon Police Department at 288-4411 or to Crimestoppers at 1-888-Caught-U (1-888-228- 4488). Callers do not have to leave their names and are eligible for rewards of up to $1000.00 with information leading to an arrest.
The charges are merely an allegation and all parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty.