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UPDATE: Police Release New Details in Deadly Hit and Run

More details about the vehicle involved in a deadly hit and run on State Street have been released by Rockford Police.

UPDATE -- Rockford Police have released the following updated information and a generic photo of the vehicle involved in a deadly hit and run crash Monday night.

  • 1999-2001 GMC Jimmy SUV
  • Missing its black colored passenger’s side door mirror
  • Vehicle may be maroon in color or have after-market maroon colored front spoiler.
  • The vehicle will have front end and passenger’s side damage

The public is urged to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-987-5824 or Crime Stoppers.

ROCKFORD -- The Rockford Police Department is looking for a dark colored late 90’s to early 2000 model GMC Jimmy Sport Utility Vehicle they say was involved in the fatal hit and run traffic crash on State Street.

27 year old Weixue Liu, a resident of Shanghai China, was killed. The second victim is identified as 36 year old Zhang Xin from Shaghai China, who police say is in grave condition at the hospital and will not survive his injuries.

Two other pedestrians who were co-workers of the victims and also residents of Shanghai China were walking west bound in the 7600 block of East State Street when the two men were struck, but they were not hurt.  Police say the four men had just been dropped off at the bus terminal at the  Clock Tower Resort.  They were coming from O'Hare Int'l Airport.   They're customers at UTC Aerospace.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is urged to call the Rockford Police Shift Commander at 815-987-5824 or Crime Stoppers.

UTC has issued a statement saying, "“UTC Aerospace Systems is deeply saddened by last night’s traffic incident in Rockford that resulted in the death of one of our customers and the serious injury of another. Our thoughts are with the families and the colleagues of these gentlemen.”

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