Linden Rd. crash leaves one 19-year-old dead, another person critically hurt

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CHERRY VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Ill. (WTVO) — One Rockford man is dead, another seriously hurt after a Monday evening crash.

It happened around 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Linden Road and Appell Lane–just a few blocks off Perryville in Cherry Valley Township.

Investigators say the vehicle was traveling east on Linden Rd. before it left the road and hit a tree.

No word on what caused the vehicle to leave the road.

Two people were inside the vehicle.

The male driver was pronounced dead on the scene. He has not been identified.

A front seat passenger was taken to a Rockford Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Linden Rd. between S. Mulford and S. Perryville Roads were closed for several hours while the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department investigated the crash.

Investigators are still looking into the the cause of the 19-year-old’s death.


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