Freeport Teen Killed in Car Accident

A Freeport teen is dead after a two-car accident on bypass 20 south of Rockford Thursday night.

The accident happened west of Alpine Road. Rockford police say the car driven by 19-year-old Joe Rucker of Freeport was heading east when he drove through the median into the westbound lanes and collided with an SUV.

he teen was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV, Antonio Ramirez, was not seriously injured. Police have no explanation for why the car crossed the median into the other lane. Westbound lanes of bypass 20 were closed overnight Thursday and into early Friday morning.


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