Four Injured and One Dead in Alpine Road Car Accident

The elderly man involved in Thursday's traffic accident at Spring Creek and Alpine has died from his injuries.

The winnebago county coroner says 78-year-old James Hoyt of Rockford died just before midnight. He was struck by an out-of-control car while riding in a lifeline ambulance wheelchair van. It happened at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

The van's driver and a passenger in the car were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Hoyt's cause of death is expected to be released later today.

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