One person is killed, another fighting for her life after a head-on crash late Thursday night on the US 20 Bypass near Meridian Road.
It happened at about 10:45 p.m. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department says a vehicle driven by 46-year-old Jeffrey Kundert, Rockford, was heading east in the westbound lanes. Investigators say his car hit another one head on. That car was driven by 20-year-old Tara Vondran, Freeport. Kundert was pronounced dead on the scene. Vondran was flown by helicopter to Saint Anthony's Medical Center in serious condition. The accident caused a significant traffic delay on Bypass 20. Investigators say alcohol did play a role in the deadly crash.