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Victim Identified In Single Car Accident

ROCKFORD - The Winnebago County Coroner's Office has released the identity of the man killed in a single car accident this morning.

UPDATE: The man killed has been identified as 24 year-old James Mercer.  He was pronounced dead at 7:50am.  An autopsy will be performed tomorrow.  Toxicological tests will be available in two weeks.

ROCKFORD - Police investigate a fatal accident in the southeastern part of the city.

It happened just before 6am.  The Winnebago Co. Sheriff's Dept. found the body of a 24 year-old male next to a Lincoln Navigator that had rolled over.  28 year-old Dennis Rossato was also involved in the accident.  He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

Investigators are reconstructing the accident.  No charges have been filed at this point.

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