A teenage girl lost her life in an accident on U.S. Bypass 20 late last night.
16-year-old Lacy Matthews was driving eastbound when her car left the roadway and struck a tree.
According to the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office, it happened around 10:20 pm when they received a call of a death at Bypass 20 in the eastbound lane near Prairie Road in Rockford.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Hintz, it is not clear why her vehicle left the roadway.
Her death is still under investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department and the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.
An autopsy is pending, and toxicology tests will be available in approximately two weeks.