Sources are reporting a bad accident, and an occupant fleeing the scene. It happened near W State and Springfield around 12:30 am this morning.
There was an auto accident near this intersection.
Multiple injuries were being reported.
An occupant fled the scene.
Several officers are in the area searching for the person that fled.
Avoid this area. Still developing.
Video by Jackie Brengle
We sat on this story and waited for RPD and the local news to release information. Neither has, so we are posting this.
Sources are reporting a robbery/hit & run.
Sources are reporting a man was robbed and ran over by a vehicle.
It happened earlier today near Kilburn and Auburn.
Victim sustained injuries and was transported to a local ER.
Suspect is a black male, approx. 30 years old, dreads.
Last seen in a Marroon vehicle.
“Good afternoon last night my car was hit at the round about on North Main and Auburn the driver pulled off I got a picture of her suv…
Could you post it and see if anyone can identify who it was because the police are not helping me.
It was a dark color suv that pulled over then took off. It was a white female medium built with short dark hair.”
Sources are reporting a hit and run in Loves Park.
Eric Nelson sent us the following:
” Looking for anyone who may have seen who it my mom and dads car in Loves Park. It happened last night on Walker Avenue and Riverside. Witness saw a red pickup truck. It was a hit and run to a parked car. Happened around 530. ”
If you have any information, please call the LPPD
Sources are reporting a hit and run near 6th st and 1st ave in Rockford.
Suspect vehicle is described as a White truck that is now missing a front bumper, because they left it at the scene along with their license plate on it.
Unknown on injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
UPDATE: Sources said the alleged suspect is Daniel Gonzalez.
Update: Witness told us: ” I witnessed the Jeep rear end the Kia on State, then I saw him wipe out the porch of the house off Prospect, before he sped off. The Jeep in the pictures is definitely the same vehicle. The driver was driving erratically, swerving side to side and at very high speeds. I called 911 then went back to the scene of the first accident and gave a statement.”
Sources are reporting a few accidents.
Note: We been told the scenes at Charles/20th and 2nd/Prospect, might be related. We been told the vehicle hit the house and Prospect and 2nd first, then fled. Then he crashed into the pole at Charles and 20th a short time later.
From a witness: Bad accident at Bell School and State. The white car ran the red light and slammed the black car. The people in the white car fled on foot as far as we know. We stopped as we saw it happen my husband tried to catch them. The person in the black car seemed to have serious injuries and the older couple in the silver car was ok but pretty banged up.
From Rockford police: TRAFFIC ALERT: Please avoid N. Bell School Rd between State and Potawatomi/Argus. NB lanes are shut down and 1 SB lane is also closed due to a serious hit and run investigation. More info to follow as it becomes available.
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”
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE MOURN THE LOSS OF
TROOPER BROOKE JONES-STORY
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
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.”
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.