Around 5 pm today the HRFD were dispatched to the KFC on 173.
Scanner traffic said there was a fully engulfed vehicle at the KFC
When the HRFD arrived on scene they confirmed a fully engulfed vehicle that was close to the building. Unknown if the building sustained any damage.
At 5:14 pm they said they are 10-74
Scanner Audio Of the Call
DR Kevin Gander Fatal Accident Caught On VideoVideo
Credit: RS FAN
Watch it on Rockford Scanner Youtube channel https://youtu.be/g0qntF4QKXw
Update: The victim is 51-year-old Kevin Gander from Winnebago.
From our friends at Mystateline.com: 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.
Around 5:48 pm today emergency personnel were dispatched to the area of N Alpine and 173. Scanner traffic is saying there is an auto accident near this intersection. Injuries were being reported. Emergency personnel are en route.
On 10/6/16 at around 0250 hrs Rockford Police responded to a home invasion that occurred in the 2300 block of Anderson St. The victims reported that up to 6 suspects forced their way into the home. Some of the suspects held the occupants at gunpoint while others rummaged through the residence demanding money. After not finding any money at the house two of the suspects took one of the residents from the house at gunpoint to the residents business, West Side Ink at 1712 W. State St. There the suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money. One victim suffered minor injuries.
Justin R sent us this video from last night. He said “Large mob fight behind West Middle School”