Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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Motorcycle was traveling EB in the 3700 block of E. State when it collided with an SUV turning left to go WB on E. State. Motorcyclist, a 34 yo male, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Sources are reporting a fatal  accident scene on the East side. 

It happened on E State st near the San Jose.

Reports of a motorcycle and a SUV have collided.

Fatal injuries were being reported.
A male was laying face down in the roadway.

E. State between Fairview and Lynmar is shutdown until further notice following a fatal motorcycle accident. More info to follow. Avoid the area.


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Rockford Scanner™: Pedestrian hit by a vehicle, reported to be a fatal accident


An elderly woman was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road. She is confirmed dead on the scene.

Sources are reporting a possible fatal accident in Rockford.

It happened just before 5 PM today in the area of South Main and Harrison.  Reports are saying is just south of this location.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle near this location.
It is reported to be an elderly female victim, but not yet confirmed.

Injuries were being reported.
Unconfirmed reports are saying the victim has passed away.

You want to avoid this area for a while, While police do their investigation.

This is still developing

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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Man Is Dead After Crashing His Motorcycle, Another Man Seriously Injured

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Update : The deceased individual has been identified as Harvey Lee Keller Jr., age 32, of Rockford. We extend our condolences to his loved ones.

BPD: We are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday on Gateway Boulevard near South Turtle Town Hall Road.

Two individuals were involved on two motorcycles. A 32-year-old Rockford man died on scene. A 30-year-old Rockford man was transported to a Rockford hospital for his injuries, which included the loss of his right foot. That man is currently in stable condition.

We are looking to speak to a third individual who possibly witnessed this accident.

If anyone has information about the crash, please contact 608-757-2244.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is completing the accident reconstruction.


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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Man Is Dead After Rolling His Vehicle



On Friday, May 10, 2019, at approximately 9:30 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Business 20 west of Van Epps Drive, Belvidere, for a one vehicle accident.

Preliminary investigation shows that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Business 20 when it left the roadway and rolled several times. The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, who was described as a white male, early 40’s, was the only occupant in the vehicle. The driver was transported by Lifeline Ambulance to St. Anthony’s Hospital where he later died. The identity of the driver is not being released at this time.


Rockford Scanner™: Serious Accident Near Freeport, Possible Illinois State Trooper Killed


UPDATE:   ISP BROADCAST from Illinois State Police. BROOKE JONES-STORY has passed away in the line of duty.

Eyewitness told us: “We were behind the semi, he hit the cop car I seen the tire fly off I believe the cop car then he swerved to the right and hit the semi pulled over in the front, he then went into the ditch and exploded. I called 911. We went back and when the cops started running we went through the ditch and left”



PECATONICA, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly regretfully announces the line-of-duty death of ISP District 16 (Pecatonica) Trooper Brooke Jones-Story.

This afternoon, March 28, 2019, at approximately 11:24 a.m., Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, #5966, was inspecting a commercial motor vehicle on United States Route 20 westbound, just west of Illinois Route 75 in Stephenson County. At approximately 12:20 p.m., Trooper Jones-Story was outside her squad car when she was struck and fatally wounded when a truck tractor semi-trailer combination struck her squad car and the semi Trooper Jones-Story was inspecting.

“Today is a dark day for the Illinois State Police family. This is the six-year anniversary of the death of another Trooper, and now another brave soul, Trooper Brooke Jones-Story, has made the ultimate sacrifice for people of this state. At this very moment, the men and women of the ISP are responding and focused on the job and mission, because that’s what Trooper Jones-Story would do,” stated Acting Director Kelly.

Trooper Jones-Story was a 12-year veteran of the Illinois State Police District 16 in Pecatonica.

Additional information will be released once it becomes available.

Trooper Brooke Jones-Story

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Sources are reporting a very serious accident near Freeport.

UPDATE: The female trooper was killed approx. 12:20 pm. 

We been told there is an accident on US 20 near Freeport.
In the westbound lanes of US 20 near 75.

Two semi’s and a state trooper vehicle were involved in the accident.

Travis Wilson said “ISP had a semi pulled over and another semi crashed into them.”

Katie Fischer

A man allegedly ran from the scene.Sill developing.

Sources have said they have closed down US 20. US to Business 20 east of Freeport to IL 26. This is closed down until further notice while they investigate this terrible accident scene.



Rockford Scanner™: One man dead after fleeing from police, Another arrested for burglary

Sources are reporting a fatal accident in Ogle County.

It happened one day around 1 AM In ogle County in the area of the 1700 block of Liberty Hill.

Oregon Police Department were responding to a burglary call near Mount Morris. While en route to the scene they saw a vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 64 between Mount Morris and Oregon at an extremely high rate of speed and went to chase it.

The officer came upon a vehicle that rolled several times and found the occupant outside the vehicle. He is identified as 34-year-old Joshua Denning of Oregon. He was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

A few hours later police were responding to an unconscious man laying in a yard in the area of Franklin and 5th. That person was identified as Jason Marks. He was later arrested on burglary charges stemming from a January accident.

Police believe he was in the vehicle with Joshua Denning when it crashed.


Rockford Scanner™: Fatal Accident In Beloit, Still Developing

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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.

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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Rolls Over And Catches On Fire, One Person Confirmed Dead At the Scene

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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.

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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.

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Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident, Person Ejected From The Vehicle

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UPDATE: This is a fatal accident, one confirmed person dead.

Sources are reporting a vehicle has crashed into a field, in Rockford.

There is a vehicle in the field near Elmwood and Owen Center, Just North of this location. Approx. 300-400 feet into the field.

The vehicle has rolled over and at least one person was ejected from the vehicle.

Sounds like possible life threatening injuries, not confirmed.

Avoid the area for awhile.

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