ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — One person was killed Wednesday after a tree fell on a trailer home on South Main during a severe thunderstorm.
The incident occurred in the Rockford Riverview mobile home park at 2530 S. Main around 10 a.m.
The Winnebago County Coroner confirmed one person, a 55-year-old woman, was dead.
Family members identified her as Joy Gerken in a GoFundMe set up to raise money for her funeral.
The Rockford Fire Department said three people were rescued from the home.
The National Weather Service recorded gusts of up to 60 mph during a severe thunderstorm which swept through the northern Illinois region this morning.