18-Year-Old Girl Killed in Car Crash on East State Street

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An 18-year-old girl is killed in a two-car accident on East State Street.

Rockford Police say Elise Baker was a passenger in a car driven by 23-year-old Austin Davies. Davies tried to turn left onto New Towne Road when he turned in front of a car driven by 21-year-old Melisha Ball.

The impact was directly on Baker's side of the car. She was taken to Saint Anthony’s Medical Center where she died.

Davies was ticketed for failing to yield. Ball was charged with speeding.