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UPDATE: Rockford Police say alcohol may have been a factor in deadly crash

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Rockford Police release new information on the deadly crash that happened on Spring Creek Road.

Police said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.  There was evidence of that at the scene, stated a news release from police.

Investigators said charges are pending against the driver who was identified as 26-year-old Michael Traver.

Authorities said Traver was at the wheel of a stolen car when it crashed at the intersection of Spring Creek and Highcrest Roads.

One of his passengers died in the wreck.  He was 22-year-old Juan Lozano.

Police said Lozano was in the front seat of the car at the time of the crash.

Another passenger in the back seat was badly hurt.  Police said the 17-year-old girl is expected to be OK, as is Traver who is also recovering in the hospital.

The accident is still under investigation.
 

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