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Rockford Scanner™: Warrant Issued for Driver in Fatal Traffic Crash on Broadway


Warrant Issued for Driver in Fatal Traffic Crash on Broadway

ROCKFORD, IL – On Friday, August 26, 2021, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Rockford Police officers
responded to the area of Broadway and 24th Street for a traffic crash involving two vehicles, a red
Chevy Cruze and a black Chrysler 300. The driver of the Chevy Cruze, Mason Hada, was
pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Chrysler 300, Deahri Steele, was
transported to a local hospital for his injuries.

Rockford Police Department’s Traffic Unit continued to investigate and after a review of the facts
of the case, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized a warrant for Steele for
the charges below.

He is not currently in custody at this time. (Please see attached photo)
Deahri Steele, 18, Rockford Reckless Homicide

Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Involving Death

The charges are merely accusations and all individuals are considered innocent unless proven
guilty in a court of law.


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