ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Police say a 37-year-old man was killed after a crash on Fairview Avenue Tuesday morning.
According to Rockford Police, the crash happened around 1:12 a.m. in the 600 block of Fairview, and the victim of the single-car crash was said to have suffered life-threatening injuries.
At 1:59 a.m., the victim, Dontay Caviness, had died.
The Winnebago County Coroner said Caviness was the sole occupant of the vehicle, which drove off the road and hit a tree.
A witness was able to pull Caviness out of the car and begin CPR until medical personnel arrived.
The coroner reported the cause of death to be blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen.
The Rockford Police Department is investigating the crash.