Rockford, IL (March 16, 2020) – A tragic accident took place on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Rockford Police Department was called and officers were sent to the 2200 block of 15th Street to attend to a one-vehicle collision. There were three occupants in the vehicle, a 31-year-old male from Cherry Valley, IL, a 26-year old male from Byron, IL, and another passenger which was not identified.
Both the 31-year-old male and the 26-year-old male were pronounced dead at the scene. Their full identities have not been released, as the Coroner’s office is waiting until their next of kin are informed of their deaths. The Coroner’s office was contacted at 2:57 a.m. and notified of the deaths.
According to reports, a Chevy Malibu struck a tree and overturned. The Rockford Department’s Traffic Reconstruction Team is investigating. When the investigation is complete, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office will review the findings.
The Winnebago County Coroner’s office has one autopsy that is pending. Toxicology reports will be available in three weeks.
The third passenger, who was not identified other than as a male, was taken to the local hospital for treatment in the emergency room with minor injuries.
Our thoughts are with the injured party in hopes of a full recovery and also with the families of the deceased at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents In Rockford
Fatal accidents are a tragedy for the families of the victims. The loss of life in such an unexpected and unnecessary way is hard to comprehend for the loved ones left behind. In 2019, in the state of Illinois, there were 958 fatalities from traffic accidents. According to the statistics, there were 229 individuals who lost their life that was not wearing their seatbelt and 172 fatalities involved unlicensed drivers. Wearing a seatbelt is very important for both the driver and passengers, as doing so will decrease the risk of death and serious injuries in a car accident significantly.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are committed to helping families that have lost loved ones in a fatal accident. We are laser-focused on providing the best legal services to victims of accidents in Wisconsin and Illinois. After an injury accident or an accident that results in death, connecting with the Janesville serious injury attorneys at Alexander J. Smith will is critically important so you can obtain as much compensation for your damages as possible.
The lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to help you with your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois wrongful death attorneys will answer all of your questions during the free consultation.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.