ROCKTON, Ill. (WTVO) — UPDATE: The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office has identified Russell Moore, 75, as the victim.
According to police, Rockton Fire Department responded to the 5300 block of Freeport Road for a reported traffic crash.
A preliminary investigation revealed a 45-year old man driving eastbound on Freeport Road in a Ford F150 truck crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Ford Escape SUV.
The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead on the scene. The SUV’s passenger and the driver of the Ford F150 were transported to a local hospital.
The original story follows:
A rural Rockton road was shut down after a Wednesday night crash.
First responders were called to Freeport Road, just east of Bates Road, around 9 p.m.
Little was known at the time of this writing, but two vehicles had heavy damage. One vehicle looked like it had started on fire, and another was on its roof.
Eyewitness News crews saw ambulances at the scene.
Residents should avoid the scene as crews clean up and investigate.