From our friends at Beloit scanner: Just before 10 PM tonight there is a serious automobile accident in the Beloit area.
A van has slid under a semi in the area of Freeman Parkway and Milwaukee.
Injuries are being reported, reported to be unresponsive.
Unconfirmed reports are saying this is a fatal accident.
This is still developing please avoid the area
Update: 1 person in the van is confirmed fatal. State Recon is on scene
A fatal accident that occurred at 9:46 p.m. Saturday is under investigation at the intersection of Milwaukee Road and Freeman Parkway in the City of Beloit.
Two vehicles were involved, a semi truck and a minivan. The driver of the minivan, a 56-year-old man, was pronounced deceased on scene. His name is not being released at this time. The driver of the semi truck was uninjured. No other individuals were involved in the accident.
The Wisconsin State Patrol completed the accident reconstruction and the investigation is ongoing. Witness statements advised that the driver of the minivan was headed westbound on Milwaukee Road when he ran the red light and then hit the semi truck.
-Sarah Millard, Director of Strategic Communications
FATAL ACCIDENT ARREST: A Rockford man is now in custody following a fatal crash. On January 21, 2019, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Rockford Police officers responded to the 1200 block of North Alpine Road for a two-vehicle accident. Upon their arrival, officers learned the male driver of a silver car was traveling northbound on North Alpine Road when he rear-ended a gray, sport utility vehicle which was also northbound on Alpine Road. The driver of the SUV, a 38-year-old Rockford man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is not being released at this time. The passenger of the silver car was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The Rockford Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit conducted a follow-up investigation which revealed speed and alcohol as factors in the accident. The driver of the silver car, the at-fault vehicle, was identified as 25-year-old Joshua Thomas. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the charges below. A warrant was obtained, and on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Thomas was taken into custody.
Joshua Thomas, 25, Rockford: Reckless Homicide, Aggravated DUI involving Death, Aggravated DUI involving Great Bodily Harm
Thomas was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Thomas are merely accusations, and he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Sources are reporting a fatal accident on the East side.
It happened just before 1 am near the 1200 block of N Alpine.
A vehicle rolled over and caught on fire. The person inside has passed away.
Others were able to get out, and need medical assistance.
Still developing. Sounds like this area will be blocked off for several hours.
Source said he witnessed a vehicle excessively speeding (Possibly over 100 mph) when the accident happened. A Silver vehicle possibly a Sanata hit a Jeep.
Police are denying any chases.
RPD says a Silver car and a Gray SUV were northbound on Alpine when the car rear-ended the SUV. The driver of the SUV was the one who passed away on scene. Passenger of the car was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries, and the driver of the car was transported with non life threatening injuries. They said speed was a factor in the accident.
NOTE: Winnebago County Sheriff Office (Or any local police departments) RARELY releases any press releases, so do not expect an update on this story. Sorry, but this is what happens when they encrypted.
Update from the Winnebago County Coroner Office:
FATAL ACCIDENT: On Saturday, December 22nd, 2018, shortly after 2:00 a.m. Rockford Police Officers responded to the area of Kishwaukee Street and Brooke Road in reference to a serious traffic crash. Based on the information available at this time, it appears that a vehicle traveling southbound on Kishwaukee Street at a high rate of speed disobeyed the red light at the intersection and struck another vehicle that was westbound on Brooke Road. Following the crash, the suspect vehicle caught fire.
One of the occupants of the suspect vehicle, a 45-year-old adult male, was ejected and later pronounced dead at the scene. A 50-year-old adult female occupant escaped the suspect vehicle on her own, while a third occupant, a 46-year-old adult male, had to be pulled from the burning vehicle by officers. Both the surviving occupants were transported to a local hospital. The female’s injuries are serious, but non-life-threatening. The male is in critical condition.
The two occupants of the victim vehicle were unharmed. The names of the individuals involved are not being released at this time.
Investigators from the Traffic Unit are conducting a follow-up investigation into the crash. Further details will be released should they become available.
Sources said this stemmed from a police chase, but not confirmed.
Sources are reporting a fatal accident in Rockford overnight.
It happened near Kishwaukee and Brooke rd around 2 am
At least one person is confirmed dead. Two others are injured.
Sources said vehicle going southbound on Kishwaukee failed to stop for the red light at the intersection and crashed into another vehicle that was westbound on Brooke.
It appears from witnesses at the scene, one person my have been ejected from a vehicle. Or a pedestrian was hit. The dead body was located outside near the Grant Park Tap sign, just underneath the sign.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
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RPD said this on the accident: Rockford Police advises you to AVOID the 3000 block of Kishwaukee St due to a current traffic issue. A vehicle crash near Kishwaukee St and Brooke Rd has closed Kishwaukee St and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.
Rockford Police advises you to AVOID the 3000 block of Kishwaukee St due to a current traffic issue. A vehicle crash near Kishwaukee St and Brooke Rd has closed Kishwaukee St and will require a detour of traffic for the next several hours.
Kishwaukee St will remain closed around the crash scene as COMED replaces a downed pole and electrical lines.
UPDATE: This is a fatal accident. One person is confirmed dead.
The male driver of the red car, who was traveling east on Spring Creek, has died after crashing head-on into the maroon car (westbound) at approximately 1:15 this afternoon.
Around 1:20 pm today, sources were reporting a bad accident in Rockford.
It happened in the area of the 3500 block of Spring Creek.
There is an auto accident near this location.
Injuries were being report, unknown on the severity of the injuries.
Three ambulances have been dispatched to the scene.
It is in front of Eisenhower Middle School.
Extrication is being requested to cut at least one person out of the vehicle.
Avoid the area or expect delays
RPD is on scene of a serious, 3 car accident on Spring Creek Rd. in front of Eisenhower Middle School. Spring Creek will be shut down for several hours. The only way to access the school is from the east. Driftwood Lane is still open.
Officers from the Beloit Police Department are currently on the scene of a fatal traffic crash that occurred today at 9:22 a.m. at the intersection of Prairie Avenue and Robin Road in Beloit.
A motorcycle and minivan crashed, which resulted in the death of the operator of the motorcycle. The circumstances of this crash are being investigated by the Beloit Police Department with the assistance of the Rock County Sheriff’s Department Accident Reconstruction Unit.
The identity of the deceased is not known at this time. We ask that citizens avoid this area for the next several hours.
On July 1, 2018 at 8:59pm South Beloit and Beloit Police Departments were dispatched to Shirland Avenue and 8th Street for a traffic crash. Upon arrival Officers observed a black Chevrolet Silverado and a silver Honda motorcycle in the street. Citizens were performing CPR on a male who was identified as the driver of the motorcycle. Officers took over CPR until Beloit Fire Department personnel arrived on scene. The male was transported to Beloit Memorial Hospital where he later died from injuries. The Rock County Medical Examiners Officer responded to the hospital.
A witness advised that the motorcycle was traveling east bound on Shirland Avenue at a high rate of speed and struck the Chevrolet Silverado in the rear. The female driver of the Silverado stated she was traveling east on Shirland Avenue after having completed a left hand turn from 8th Street. She then felt an impact from the rear and stopped.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Unit and the Illinois State Police are assisting with this investigation. Initial indications show that high speed caused this collision.
This case is still under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.
Several sources reporting a very serious motorcycle accident.
It happened in the area of 8th and Shirland near S. Beloit.
A motorcycle crashed near this location around 9 PM.
At least one person is critically injured, possible fatal.