One Man Killed in Car Accident

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One person is dead in Rockford after his car crashed into a tree in the 1000 block of West State Street about 4 a.m. Monday morning. Rockford Police say the car burst into flames and the driver was unable to get out.

Accident reconstructionists are on the scene to determine if speed or alcohol or both played a role in the crash. It was also quite foggy at the time of thee accident. Rockford Police say they expect State Street will be closed from Avon to Kilburn for much of the morning.

So if you use West State to get into downtown Rockford from the west, you will need to come up with a different route. The name of the victim has not been released.