Rockford Scanner™: Rollover Accident on RT 2

Sources are reporting a rollover accident near Rockton early this morning on RT 2.   A vehicle has rolled over into a nearby field.  It was approx 100 feet into the field. We have been told there was injuries, but unknown on the severity of the injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Steph Martin It was a silver car upside down 100ft into the corn field just south of Roscoe road on the west side. There’s a couple skid marks that go off the road. They hit one of those gas line marker poles also. Not sure what happened but there were a lot of cars pulled over to help. It probably hit the ditch and caught air and tumbled a few times


Rockford Scanner™: Body Found In A Field, Police Investigating


Sources are reporting a body has been found near Dekalb.

A body was found in a field near Ellwood Green subdivision just before 9 am this morning.

Unknown how long the body was there in the field for, or how the person died.

No other details at this time



Rockford Scanner™: Several Fire Departments battling A Large Field Fire

Sources are reporting a large field on fire.

It happened around 5:30 pm in the 6600 block of Kilburn ave.

Northwest Fire Department pulled a MABAS box 15 to the box level.

Several fire departments are en route to assist.

Still developing


Rockford Scanner™: Several Fire Departments Battling A Field Fire

Sources are reporting a large field fire.

It happened around 8 pm tonight.

It is in the area of I-90 near mile marker 33, near the Eastbound lanes.

Several fire departments are assisting


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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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle crashes into a field, Possible extrication needed



Around 5:30 AM several emergency personnel responded to an automobile accident with injuries with possible extrication.

Initial reports are saying it vehicle crashed into a field near Owen center. The victim was reported to be trapped and injured inside the vehicle.

When emergency personnel arrived on scene they said the vehicle was in the field with moderate damage, but the driver was not trapped so extrication was not needed. The driver was injured but it is not yet known on the severity of the injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation



Rockford Scanner™: Free USA Flags For Veterans Graves, Get Them In Loves Park

Free USA Flags For Veterans Graves

Location: Field Of Honor Veterans Memorial near Loves Park City Hall

While you are enjoying the Young At Heart Festival this weekend, walk on over to the Field Of Honor Veterans Memorial. Which is located just a stones throw to the North West of the festival grounds.

The free flags are for Veterans graves. When you pick one up, be sure to grab one out of the buckets.

Rickie’s Note: I had the honor of meeting the 92-year-old Lee Hartsfield a little bit ago tonight while at the Field of Honor Veterans Memorial.  We had a nice long conversation. He is a polite gentleman. He was putting flags into the buckets. Him and I talked for awhile. He was telling me how long he has been doing this tradition and the local boys and girls club helps him. And how at one time the tradition was almost terminated, due to the lack of funds. It was an honor to meet and talk to him. And a huge shout out to him for doing this!

Again this year, long-time Loves Park resident and former businessman, Lee Hartsfield, will continue his long-standing tradition of giving away “Free Flags for Veterans’ Graves” for Memorial Day.  Free flags can be obtained at the Field of Honor, located off Riverside Boulevard at 100 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111.  Please feel free to take one flag for each Veterans’ gravesite that you wish to commemorate.  Flags are available now through Memorial Day.  During the Riverside Boulevard closure for construction, from Tuesday, May 16th through Friday May 19th, the Field of Honor will be accessible from Walker Avenue, via River Park Drive or Short Street, through the Loves Park City Hall parking lot.
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