UPDATE: Police have identified the victim as Scott Doolan of Rockford. Due to the nature of the investigation, police are not identifying the towing company or the employee involved in the incident.
ROCKFORD - One man is dead after being run over by a tow truck or the car he was towing.
Rockford police tell Eyewitness News it happened just after 11 last night in the 3300 block of North Main Street. The tow truck was removing a car from a nearby parking lot. A man then came out to confront the driver and assaulted him in the process.
Details are still limited, but the driver ran the man over with his truck or the car he was towing. The driver contacted police right away and the 54-year old man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. We will bring you updates as they become available on air and online at MyStateline.com
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