We now know the name of the Rockford woman killed in Thursday night's fatal car crash near Mulford Road and Garrett Lane.
The Winnebago County Coroner's office says she was Michelle Parker, 54.
Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputies stopped a red Dodge pick-up driven by 30-year-old Dennis J. Mikosz of Belvidere for suspected DUI at East State and Dawn Avenue around 9:00 p.m. Deputies say Mikosz fled the scene and they pursued him.
Mikosz is accused of hitting another pick-up at the intersection of Turner and Alpine and later hitting a black Chrysler Sebring at Mulford and Garrett, sending both vehicles into a Ford Escape.
Parker was pronounced dead at a local hospital. An autopsy shows she died of multiple injuries she got in the crash.
Mikosz has been charged with DUI, Aggravated Fleeing to Elude a Peace Officer, and other traffic charges. He has been lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.
The crash is still under investigation.
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