UPDATE: Fatal Accident on U.S. 20

By: Jessica Geraci Email
By: Jessica Geraci Email

UPDATE: Winnebago County Coroner's Office has indicated that both occupants of the car have died. The car was driven by 83 year old Mrs. Adele Hayes of Pecatonica and her passenger was her husband, 77 year old Mr. Laverne Hayes. Mr. Hayes later died in the emergency room.

Mr. and Mrs. Hayes were both wearing their seat belts. Police are still investigating the cause. Alcohol is not a factor.

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WIFR) -- One person is dead after two cars collide on U.S. 20 near Pecatonica. It happened a little before 2:00 this afternoon.

Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies say a car was headed north on Jackson Road when it crossed in front of a Jeep headed west on 20. The passenger of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The car's driver was taken to the hospital. The driver of the Jeep is okay.

The victim's identity won’t be released until family is notified.

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