Update: The victim has been identified


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The victim has been identified as
72 year old Billy Chears from Rockford.

Update from the RPD:

The 72-year-old male pedestrian from the earlier incident at State and Fairview has succumbed to his injuries.

We will provide further details when available.

 Brief Synopsis: 

At approximately 8:20 this evening there was a automobile accident/pedestrian accident being reported at E State Street and Fairview Avenue in Rockford.

Details on the accident are minimal at this time but initial reports are of one person, a male pedestrian, suffering life threatening injuries after being struck by a truck.

Please avoid the area at this time.

We will update when we receive further information.

Per RPD:

Pedestrian/single vehicle crash at E. State and Fairview. Please avoid the area as we conduct our investigation. More details will follow when available.


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