ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A 43-year-old woman was killed and an 80-year-old man is in critical condition following a crash on Mulford Road on Thursday.
According to Rockford Police, the crash occurred around 5:00 p.m. in the 1800 block of N Mulford Road.
The Winnebago County Coroner identified Veronica Cortez as the victim. Police said she was traveling with a juvenile passenger. The coroner cited the cause of death as blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen.
Police shut down the entire span between Spring Creek and Guilford Road while investigating.
According to witnesses, Cortez’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck the other car.
On Monday, May 8th, police said the man was still in critical condition, but stable. The juvenile passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.