Fatal Accident on West State Street

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The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department says 66-year-old Patricia Hofer was pushing an empty wheelchair heading east bound on West State Street.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department says Hofer was wearing dark clothes, making it hard to see her. She wasn’t walking in the street when a west bound truck hit her. The driver of the truck called the accident in.

The Sheriff's Department is questioning him, but at this time does not anticipate any charges being filled from this accident.

Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fiduccia says autopsy results show Hofer suffered multiple injuries to the head and chest.