Motorcyclist Killed in Accident

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A motorcyclist is dead after being thrown from his bike early Sunday morning in Rockford.

Police say James Owens, 29, was killed around 2:00 a.m. near Gregory and Seminary streets. The Winnebago County coroner says that Owens died due to blunt trauma to the chest.

Police say Owens lost control in this curve on Seminary, hit the curb, and was thrown off his bike. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The accident is under investigation.

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