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Motorcycle accident in Rockford Saturday morning leaves one man dead

Published: Nov. 21, 2020 at 1:17 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A motorcycle vs. vehicle accident on Rockford’s east side leaves one man dead Saturday morning.

Rockford Police tell 23 News they responded to a call for a motorcycle vs. vehicle accident at 11:28 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Newburg Road and Phelps Avenue in Rockford. Police say a blue vehicle was traveling eastbound on Newburg attempting to turn north on Phelps.

The vehicle turned in front of a motorcycle traveling westbound where the motorcycle and vehicle collided. The 50-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Winnebago County Coronor Bill Hintz.

Rockford Police tell 23 News a male, approximately 50-years-old is dead following a motorcycle...
Rockford Police tell 23 News a male, approximately 50-years-old is dead following a motorcycle accident.(WIFR)

The intersection is now open. The death is under investigation by the Rockford Police Department. An autopsy is pending by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.

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