Arrest made in Rockford hit and run that killed worker - – Rockford’s News Leader

Arrest made in Rockford hit and run that killed worker

Joshua Peppers Joshua Peppers

Rockford police have located the suspect they believe is responsible for a hit and run that killed a man working along Sandy Hollow Road Wednesday morning.

Joshua J. Peppers, 31, was arrested around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday after a CrimeStoppers tip led them to a Rockford residence. There, police found the red minivan that was involved in the crash and charged Pepper with the following:

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death
  • Driving After Suspension
  • Disobeying a Traffic Control Device
  • Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle

Police say Peppers struck and killed 54-year-old Clinton Siens of Raritan, Illinois, around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday while Siens was installing fiber optic cable along the road near Sandy Hollow and 35th Street. The work zone was blocked off with construction warning signs.

The case against Peppers will be followed up by the Rockford Police Traffic Unit and the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office. Additional charges may be authorized.

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