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FATAL CRASH ARREST: A Rockford woman is now in custody following a fatal crash. On January 30, 2018, shortly after 9:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the intersection of Kishwaukee Street and Sandy Hollow Road for single car accident. The victim, 24-year-old Jateyrrica Scott, later died at a local hospital because of the injuries she sustained in the accident.
The Rockford Police Department’s Traffic Unit conducted a follow up investigation into the fatal accident. It was determined an additional vehicle was involved in the incident, driven by 26-year-old Destiny Pendleton. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case, authorized the below listed charges and a warrant was obtained.
Destiny Pendleton, 26, Rockford: Reckless Homicide, Aggravated DUI Resulting in Death, Aggravated Street Racing
Pendleton was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Pendleton are merely accusations. She is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.