UPDATE: Last night an officer from the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office stopped a red truck on State Street for what looked like suspicious drunk driving. The truck pulled over, but then proceeded to drive away from the officers. The police chased the truck down Mulford Road. The truck crashed into a car at the intersection of Mulford Road and Garrett Lane. This collision also hit another car that was waiting at this intersection.
The driver of the car that was hit first was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The driver of the truck and passengers that were in the third car that was part of the collision were taken to a local hospital for injuries. Rockford Police are investigating the accident. Mulford Road will be closed between Guilford Road and Strathmore Lane until 9 a.m. this morning, August 23. We will bring you more information as it becomes available to us.
Emergency crews are on the scene of what Rockford police say is a fatal accident at Mulford Road and Garrett Lane. Rockford Police confirm they are treating the situation as a fatal accident with one dead.
We've got a crew there and will update you with the latest information as we receive it.
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