UPDATE: Speed Contributing Factor in Fatal Crash

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UPDATE: Speed has been named a contributing factor in a crash that killed a Rockford woman early Thursday morning.

Police say 23-year-old Katherine Kozlowski lost control of her vehicle near McFarland and Spring Brook roads shortly after midnight Thursday. She then struck a tree.

Kozlowski was extricated and taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. She died from her injuries Thursday afternoon.

ROCKFORD (WIFR)-- One person has died after a car crash on Rockford's northeast side.

The crash happened just after midnight on Thursday near Spring Brook and McFarland Roads.

Police say 23 year old, Katherine Kozlowski lost control of her car and struck a tree.

Kozlowski was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The accident is still being investigated.

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