Rockford Man Killed in Crash in Rock County

ROCK COUNTY (WIFR) -- A Rockford man died Sunday morning after a single vehicle crash in the town of Avon in Rock County.

Deputies from Rock County were called to a single vehicle crash on South Hopkins Road in the town for Avon, WI, scene shortly before 2:30am Sunday. EMS and fire crews from Beloit and Orfordville also responded. Officers found a 2008 Chevy Impala in the middle of the road. The driver, 19-year-old Devon Hurd of Machesney Park was hurt as was his passenger, 20-year-old Christopher Huggins. First responders say Huggins was semi-conscious and pinned inside the car. Flight-for-Life was called in for help but Huggins died before the helicopter arrived. Hurd was treated and released from a hospital in Janesville.

Crash investigators say Hurd's car was heading north on South Hopkins Road when the car began to slide on the gravel road and then left the roadway. The passenger side struck a group of trees before the car came to a stop in the middle of the road. Both men were wearing their seat belts. No charges have been filed in the crash.


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