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Rockford, IL (April 13, 2020) – According to reports, a fatal accident took place on Saturday night around 8:00 p.m. near the area of Route 84 North.

Two people have died as a result of the crash. Another person was severely injured. Officials said that 50-year-old Robert Robinson of Savana was driving a 2019 Dodge Ram when he lost control of his vehicle. He slid into a ditch and smashed into a tree. When authorities arrived, Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in his car, 56-year-old Paul Yarolem, also of Savanna, died as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene according to Whiteside County Coroner Joe McDonald.

A third individual, 47-year-old Debra S. Robinson of Savanna sustained significant injuries and was transported to the local emergency room for treatment. It is unclear the current status of her injuries.

Detectives with the Rockford Police Department continue to investigate.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims Robert Robinson and Paul Yarolem at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and her family in hopes of a full recovery. 

Fatal Collisions In Rockford

Rockford, IL - Fatal Crash On Rt 84 NMore than 37,000 people will die in automobile accidents across the country each year with a fatal crash occurring every 12 minutes. Approximately 95% of all accidents are the result of driver behavior and alcohol is responsible for ⅓ of all fatal accidents each year in the country.

The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are committed to providing effective legal representation for victims of serious injuries in car accidents. We know how difficult it is to recover and heal from catastrophic injuries and for families to overcome tragic losses. Our team of Janesville serious injury attorneys will work diligently on your behalf or that of your lost loved one so that you see your full legal justice and obtain a fair settlement.

The lawyers at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will fight on your behalf so that you see your best outcome after an accident that was not your fault. 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 help you with your personal injury or wrongful death claim.

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