Update: The victim has been identified as 41-Year-Old David D’Alessandro
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at approximately 11:40 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Newburg Road east of Irene Road for a one vehicle accident.
Deputies arrived and discovered that a vehicle had struck a tree and was fully engulfed in fire. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office as well as officers from the Belvidere Police Department attempted to get the driver out of the vehicle but were unsuccessful. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle, a 2016 Buick Regal was traveling westbound on Newburg Road east of Irene Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
The driver, who was described as a white male, was the only occupant in the vehicle. The identity of the driver is not being released at this time. An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday, March 23, 2017, by the Boone County Coroner’s office.
UPDATE: The driver passed away on scene. The name has not been released, pending family notification.
Update: The vehicle is fully engulfed. This sounds like a very bad scene, AVOID THE AREA
Around 11:43 PM several emergency personnel were dispatched to Newburg and Irene in reference to a serious automobile accident. Scanner traffic is saying a vehicle has crashed into a tree in the vehicle is on fire and a subject is unconscious in the vehicle for the door is locked and windows rolled up. Several emergency personnel are en route. Still developing