ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Rockford Police shut down a portion of E. State Street Monday night after an accident involving a pedestrian.
The incident occurred at E. State Street and Fairview Avenue around 8:30 p.m.
The Winnebago County Coroner’s office said 72-year-old Billy Chears, of Rockford, died as a result of the crash.
There was a truck on the scene with front end damage. E. State Street was closed between Fairview Avenue and Lynmar Court during the investigation.