One person is dead after an early morning car crash in northern Rock County on Saturday.
According to Rock County Sheriff's Police, the crash occurred in Fulton Township around 2:30 a.m. One car was driving on Highway 51 when it slid sideways and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, colliding with another vehicle. Both drivers were taken to the hospital, one with severe but non-life threatening injuries and another with minor injuries. A female passenger in the car that slid into traffic died at the scene. Her identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified.
This crash is under investigation. Fulton Township is about 40 miles north of Rockford.