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.
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.
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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