Bypass 20 Death

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

A young man is dead after an accident on bypass 20 Thursday night.

Rockford police say 18-year-old Joe Rucker of Freeport was killed when he veered into the westbound lane of traffic and slammed into an oncoming pickup truck.

The driver of the truck, 43-year-old Antonio Ramirez of Rockford, was treated at Saint Anthony's hospital and released.

Rucker was pronounced dead at Swedish American hospital police are investigating the accident. This is the tenth fatal car crash in Rockford this year.


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