UPDATE: The man killed in Thursday night’s crash has been identified as John Reiling, 58, of Rockford.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that Reiling was driving westbound when he crossed the center line and crashed head on with a minivan driven by a 17-year-old female from Loves Park. The teen and a passenger in Reiling’s car, 22-year-old Jacob Reiling, were both hospitalized in serious condition.

Windsor Road was closed for a period of time, but has since reopened. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.


A 58-year-old Rockford man is dead after a head on collision in Loves Park.

It happened shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday at Windsor Road and Gables Drive. Two vehicles collided head on near the intersection. The driver of one vehicle was killed and two others, a passenger in the deceased’s car and the driver of the other vehicle, were injured. There injuries are considered not life-threatening.

The 58-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not yet been released.

The crash is under investigation.