Belvidere man identified in deadly crash

UPDATE: August 23, 2017

CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. (WIFR) -- We now know the name of the Belvidere man killed over the weekend, after police say he drove off the road and into a cornfield.

The Winnebago County Coroner says 32-year-old Louis Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene following an early morning crash at the intersection of South Perryville Road and Blackhawk Road in Cherry Valley. The coroner says Castillo died from injuries he sustained in the crash.

Investigators tell 23 News the car Castillo was in drove several hundred feet off the road before stopping.

A Cherry Valley woman is remembering a crash at that same intersection that nearly took her life more than two years ago.

Vikki Hanson says back on March 11, 2015 her car went airborne, after she says she didn't see a stop sign at the intersection of South Perryville and Blackhawk. She says because she didn't stop she drove more than 30 feet in the field before crashing into a tree.

Hanson says because of the fog around 6:30 a.m. she couldn't see the stop sign at the intersection, but one month after the collision, Cherry Valley Township installed a light on top of the sign. Hanson says she is continuing to ask the township to do more to keep another deadly crash from happening.

"If there would be a guardrail here, or something to stop the impact of a car from going down into the woods, somebody would at least be able to see the accident", says Hanson. "When you go back down there you can't see anything".

23 News reached out to Cherry Valley Township Trustee, Donald Carlson, who referred us to Highway Commission, Ken Mattson. 23 News' multiple calls for comment have not yet been returned.
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CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 32-year-old man from Belvidere is dead after running his vehicle off the road and into a cornfield.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department says they found the man in his car just after 7:00 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of South Perryville Road and Blackhawk Road in Cherry Valley. They say the vehicle traveled several hundred feet from the roadway before stopping with extensive damage.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Winnebago County Coroner. They say he was the only person inside the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The driver's name has not yet been released. The accident is under investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department.