Update: On Saturday, October 29, 2016 at approximately 5:45 a.m., Rockford Police and Fire department personnel were sent to the intersection of Sandy Hollow Road and Southworth in reference to a person who had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, a 34-year-male, who was a resident of Loves Park, was found lying in the roadway. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Rockford Fire paramedics.
The driver of a silver Toyota that struck the male stopped, remained at the scene, and is cooperating with the investigation. At this time, it is unclear if the pedestrian was crossing the roadway or if he was walking in the roadway. Investigators are currently interviewing others who were in the area when the accident occurred.
The roadway around the location of the incident was shut down for several hours as members of the Rockford Police department’s traffic investigation unit completed the reconstruction of the accident scene.
The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. This is an ongoing investigation.
At approximately 5:45 AM on October 29, 2016, Rockford Police officers responded the 1700 block of Sandy Hollow to investigate a traffic crash involving a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers located a victim that had been struck by multiple vehicles. The victim was declared deceased at the scene by members of the Rockford Fire Department. The vehicles that struck the victim remained on scene, and the drivers are being interviewed. The victim was a 35 year old white male. His identification is being withheld until next of kin are notified.
This is an ongoing investigation.