ROSCOE, Ill. (WTVO) — Around 3 a.m. early Saturday morning, the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office responded to a deadly accident on I-90 northbound, south of the Rockton Road tollbooth at milepost 3.75. Two individuals were pronounced dead on scene.

The victims were identified as 28-year-old Sevell D. Broadnax from Chicago and 27-year-old Brandon Weatherall from Rockford.

The men were driving a 2009 tan Dodge Journey. Illinois State Police says that the vehicle veered off the road for reasons that are unknown and hit a light pole on the right shoulder. The vehicle flipped multiple times. The driver and passenger were both ejected from the vehicle.

Officials say that one passenger in the back was wearing his seat-belt and was brought to a local hospital without life-threatening injuries.

The death is under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the autopsy is pending by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.

Officials say that toxicology tests will be available in approximately three weeks.


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