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UPDATE from the Winnebago County Coroners Office:
Update from the WCSO:
On Thursday evening Sept. 5th, 2019, at approximately 10:30 pm, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies were in the area of N. Central Ave. and observed a suspicious vehicle, a dark color SUV driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed.
Deputies attempted to stop the suspicious vehicle which fled from the Deputies at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was terminated by the Deputies.
Deputies located the vehicle a short time later which was occupied by two subjects. The driver of the SUV again started to flee and attempted to strike the Sheriff’s deputies vehicle.
Deputies pursued the vehicle which was fleeing west on Auburn St. At the intersection of Auburn St & N. Springfield Ave, the suspect vehicle crashed into another vehicle at the intersection.
The two occupants of the suspect vehicle along with the one person in the other vehicle were transported to local hospitals for injuries from the crash.
2 people have died.
The Rockford Police Department is investigating the incident along with the Illinois State Police Integrity Task Force.
Video by RS Source Heather Sapp
Accident update on Springfield and Auburn: multiple victims trapped, additional fire companies and three ambulances requested. three patients transported.
Sources are reporting there was a police chase and a vehicle involved crashed.
It happened around 10:50 pm tonight in the area of Auburn & Springfield.
Multiple injuries are being reported. It is not yet known on the severity of the injuries. We have been told the injuries do appear to be serious.
(A local news station is reporting this to be a fatal.)
But not confirmed.
Multiple extrication units were being requested.
One of the vehicles hit a pole and knocked the power out in the area.
Reports of the police chase was on Auburn near the “Wreck-It-Round-A-Bout” (Main) and had almost 20 officers chasing it. And was headed West on Auburn, when it crashed at Springfield.
Power is out in the area, due to the accident. Estimated restore time is approx. 1 AM.
Police have not yet confirmed this or released any information.
Source sent us the following: “One witness said he was almost struck on n main. Another witness said she was almost run off the road on auburn st. Two vehicles, one is a black gmc terrain. The other vehicle “an suv” say witnesses. Is not distinguishable at this time. We believe that the occupant of that car has passed away. The person in the gmc terrain is being taken by ambulance with life threatening injuries.”
Video by Stephanie flores