Vehicle Fled From police And Crashes, Suspect Has Very Serious Injuries


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DR Kevin Gander Fatal Accident Caught On VideoVideo
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Update: The victim is 51-year-old Kevin Gander from Winnebago.

From our friends at Gander was also a well-known physician in the Rockford area.   He worked for OSF Medical Group at the office on Spring Creek.  OSF released a statement saying: “Our OSF colleague and physician, Dr. Kevin Gander was well-liked by his patients.  He will be missed by his OSF family and we offer Kevin’s family our deepest sympathy and prayers.”



Update: At 12:12 am they said “The coroner is advised”
Sounds like there might be more than one victim involved in the accident. One confirmed victim, unconfirmed for more.

Around 10:36 pm tonight an officer was attempting to catch up to a vehicle near Auburn st. The vehicle is a Black Chrysler 200. The officer stopped chasing the vehicle. A short time later it crashed through a fence. Sounds like the injuries are life threatening, the officer said he was calling the dispatcher with the extent of the injuries. Possible fatal, but not confirmed. They are requesting the crime scene unit.  It crashed near Weldon. Still developing.

Updates: Weldon rd and Winnebago rd, they are diverting traffic. They are trying to contact an Illinois State police Sargent, unknown why at this time.


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Credit: WREX

RS Fan Thanks Good Samaritan, After Rollover Accident in Winnebago County

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Rockford Scanner Fan Amy Hungness:
“My daughter who is 16 was in an extremely scary roll over/ head over heels flipping single vehicle accident last night on bypass 20 heading eastbound between Pecatonica Winnebago. She swerved to avoid a deer and lost control. She was alone in the car and had never been in an accident before. The reason I would like you to post something is to throw out a thank you to the passers-by that stopped and comforted my girl. Thankfully my daughter was able to walk away with minor injuries. She said six separate vehicles stopped. One woman embraced my daughter and calmed her until emergency personal arrived. Another man called me to let me know what happened and assured me she was alright. Emergency crews arrived within minutes and were wonderful. I would love to send out a personal thank you to the woman that went above and beyond a good Samaritan and showed my daughter compassion during such a traumatic experience. I am sure the people that stopped shared their story of what they experienced and that there may be someone that could read a post on your site and they could let her know how truly thankful I am. If this is something you are unable or unwilling to do I understand and thank you for taking time out of your night to read this. If you are willing to share a thank you for me the accident happened last night, Fri at just before 8 pm eastbound bypass 20 just before Keith Rd. ”

Log From Fireplace Causes House Fire in Winnebago


Around 5:37 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched to the 12300 block of Meadow Drive. Scanner traffic is saying there is a residential fire. The caller said she was laying on a blanket in the living room, when a log inside the fireplace rolled out and caught the blanket on fire and now it is quickly spreading through the residence. Everyone is reported to be out of the house. Several emergency personnel are en route




Off Duty Officer Reporting Shotgun Shots From Their Neighbors House


Around 11:15 pm tonight several officers were dispatched to an address on Locust street in Seward.
Scanner traffic is saying there is an off duty officer that heard 2 shotgun shots coming from his neighbors house. He is waiting outside the house and is armed with his own gun. Several officers are en route.

Many officers en route, they are setting up a perimeter

Still developing




Two Kids Laying On Ground Injured, in Auto Accident


Around 8:30 am this morning emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Meridian and Kelly. Initial scanner traffic said there is an auto accident near this location. Two kids are laying on the ground and injured. At least two ambulances have been dispatched. Several emergency personnel are en route.

Unknown if the kids were run over or if in a vehicle. But they are now laying on the ground.



Auto Accident With injuries, Vehicle In The Cornfield




Around 9:01 pm tonight several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of W State and S Jackson. Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident near this location. Injuries were being reported. A vehicle involved is in a cornfield. Several emergency personnel were en route


Truck Crashes Into A Ravine, Unknown On injuries



Around 5:38 am this morning several emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of Freeport and Pecatonica rd. Scanner traffic is saying a pickup truck has crashed into the nearby ravine. Unknown on injuries at the time of dispatch. Several emergency personnel are en route.



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