Rockford Police Department Press Release:
At about 0143 hours on 1/19/13, Rockford Police Officers responded to the 900 block of South Winnebago Street for a one-car crash. Upon arrival, it was learned that a car occupied by three adult females traveled south on South Winnebago Street when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported to a local hospital. The traffic crash is under investigation and the names of the three females are not being released at this time.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford woman apologizes for an accident she caused while driving drunk that killed her two friends.
Antavia McGee will spend 13 years in prison. On Monday she pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI involving death and driving without a license. Back in January 2013 McGee crashed her car in the 900 block of South Winnebago Street. Shakilya Eilis and Desiree Mannery, both passengers, were killed.
Police say Antavia S. McGee, 21, was driving a car early Saturday morning when it struck a tree. Her two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene. She's been charged with Reckless Homicide and Aggravated DUI.
Winnebago County Coroner Sue Fidducia says 20-year-old Shakiyla Ellis died of blunt trauma to the head and Desiree Mannery, 23, died as a result of blunt trauma to the head and chest. Both of the women's injuries were due to the crash.
Toxicology results will be available in three weeks.
ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The two women killed in a Rockford car crash Saturday morning have been identified as 20-year-old Shakiyla Ellis of Rockford and 23-year-old Desiree Mannery of Rockford. Their
autopsies are scheduled for Monday.
The surviving driver has been identified as Antavia McGee. We're told she is in fair condition and is improving.
UPDATE: The Rockford Fire Department has confirmed two people were killed in a car crash at Kent and Winnebago Streets.
The fire department says it was a single car accident, where the vehicle hit a tree. The driver of the mid-size car survived the crash. She had to be cut out of the wreckage by firefighters. She was taken to Rockford Memorial Hospital for unknown injuries.
The two killed were a front seat adult passenger and a rear seat adult passenger. Right now their names are not being released.
The Rockford Police Department is investigating the crash.
It happened just before 1:45 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Kent and Winnebago Streets, that’s near the Tinker Swiss Cottage and Tinker Park. Police are asking us to avoid the area.
Right now details are limited and police say the investigation is ongoing. We will have more information when it becomes available.