Pedestrian Killed Near E. State & Alpine Identified


The man killed Monday night after being hit by a car has been identified.

He is Scott Ritter, 58, of Rockford. His death is under investigation by Rockford Police.


A man has died after he was struck by a car around 8:30 pm Monday night, near the intersection of E. State Street and Alpine.

The deceased is described as being a 58-year-old male.  He was pronounced dead just after midnight, early Tuesday morning.

Police say the driver was heading west on East State and the pedestrian was crossing the street, heading north, when the collision occurred.

The driver was detained, but police say the driver was not under the influence of alcohol and no charges have yet been filed.

Westbound lanes between Alpine Road and Fairview Boulevard were closed for several hours, though all lanes are now open.

No other details are being provided at this time.

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