32-year-old Rockford man dies in car crash near Byron

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A Rockford man was killed in a fatal car crash near Byron on Monday night.

Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies say Jason Larson, 32, was traveling eastbound on Route 72 around 8:45 p.m. when he drove off the road and into the ditch, continuing for 300 feet before sliding sideways and hitting a tree.

Larson was ejected from the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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