Teen Dead After Rollover Accident on U.S. Rte. 20

JO DAVIESS COUNTY (WIFR) -- An 18-year-old has died after a rollover accident on U.S. Route 20 in Jo Daviess County Monday.

According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Office, Noe E. Gomez was driving eastbound on U.S. Route 20 about a mile east of South Curtiss Road after 12 p.m. Gomez was behind a line of traffic and had pulled into the oncoming westbound lane to pass multiple vehicles. An unknown vehicle then pulled in front of Gomez. Gomez pulled off onto the shoulder to avoid the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over multiple times before striking a tree.

Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other teenage passengers were taken to area hospitals. The accident remains under investigation.

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