ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Police are warning motorists to avoid the area of Samuelson Road and Falcon Road after a car was involved in a crash with a semi.

The crash happened around 8:54 a.m.

According to the Winnebago County Coroner, 41-year-old Johnathon Sams was driving in a Jeep Compass was headed west on Samuelson Road and disregarded a stop sign, crashing into the semi’s trailer.

Sams was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death was ruled to be from blunt force trauma to the chest.