The Winnebago County Coroner has identified the victim as 35-year-old Richard Parker. An autopsy showed blunt trauma to Parker's head.
The crash is still under investigation by Rockford police.
Last night around 12:13 a.m. Rockford Police officers responded to the area of 5600 11th Street in reference to a traffic crash. When they got to the scene they located an SUV and a car in a ditch.
A male passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is not being released at this time. One other passenger in the car and the driver of the SUV were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers conducting the investigation learned that the SUV was traveling north on 11th Street and collided with the rear of the car which caused both vehicles to leave the roadway. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash and charges are pending at this time.
11th Street between Samuelson Road and Blackhawk Road will be closed for several hours for north and south bound traffic. If you have any information regarding this accident you are asked to call Rockford Police at (815)987-5824 or Crime Stoppers at (815)963-7867.
A two car crash leaves one man dead.
Last night around midnight Rockford Police responded to a two car crash at 11th Street and Samuelson Road. All we know right now is there is one fatality from this accident.
We will bring your more information as it becomes available.
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