Woman Killed in Single-Car Crash in Rockton Identified

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The woman killed in a one-car crash near Prairie Hill Road and South Bluff Tuesday night in Rockton has been identified as Georgette Starns, 58, of South Beloit.

Starn’s car was found on the east side of the roadway down an embankment around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. She was the only occupant of the vehicle. Witnesses said she was traveling southbound on South Bluff and appeared to lose control and go down the embankment into a wooded area.

An autopsy completed Wednesday showed her preliminary cause of death to be trauma to the head as a result of the crash. Toxicology results will be available in two weeks.

Starn’s death is under investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.

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