UPDATE: This is a confirmed fatal accident. A box truck hit a woman approx. 53 years old. The woman has passed away. RPD are investigating. 11th st will be closed for several hours.
On Thursday, November 1, 2018 shortly after 7:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 2900 block of 11th Street for an accident involving a pedestrian and a box truck. The 53-year-old female pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Her identity is not being released at this time. The driver of the truck stayed on scene and was not injured.
The accident is still under investigation, and traffic reconstructionists from the Rockford Police Department have been called in to process the scene. Motorists are urged to avoid the area for the next several hours. No further details are available at this time.
Sources reporting a very serious accident on the East side.
Reports are saying there is a serious accident in the 2900 block of 11th st.
Sources are reporting the injuries are pretty bad, possible fatal. (Not yet confirmed)
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle
11th st is closed down in that area.
AVOID 11th St. between Reed Ave. and Brooke Rd. until further notice due to a serious motor vehicle accident
The Rockford Police Department advises you to AVOID 11th St., between Reed Ave. and Brooke Rd. until further notice. This area will be closed to all traffic for several hours due to a serious motor vehicle accident.
“I live near the 3300 block of E.State. I was outdoors after dark on Wed. I saw a green object go across the sky from south to north. It wasn’t a comet or meteor as they are not green. it was moving too fast for a weather balloon as there was no wind. I googled it and the explanation I got was that it was either a UFO or Russian spy satellite. I am curious if anybody else seen it.”