Rockford Scanner Volunteer Will Wight: “A little before 12:30 as I was driving home from Rockford on route 2 north bound, around the 9283 N Main and I came across a white car that looked very out of place in the ditch just after Latham rd. I decided to stop and see if everything was okay when a white male in a white t-shirt with a beard came running from the passengers side of the car past me south bound. I asked him if he was okay and he said “yes, everything is fine” in a nervous disoriented tone and ran into the trees. I decided to pull ahead to the house just a few feet up and get an address and call 911. I did not want to go after the guy. Because who knows what he would do.
He looked to be traveling south bound on route 2 before crashing on the north bound side of route 2 facing north bound. Upon further inspection, with the police, he had lost control about a hundred yards up, tried to correct it and over corrected. Spun out/lost control and crashed into the ditch across the road.
Between the time i arrived and when I left around 1:30am. Several police were on scene. K9 unit was also on scene. They had a good square mile area surround with police searching for him last time I checked. With several units just to the south of the crash location.”