UPDATE: Man Arrested in Hit and Run

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- UPDATE: Police have arrested a man in connection to a hit and run that occurred last Wednesday, October 16th.

21-year-old Veaunta Young is accused of hitting 49-year-old John Kuhn in the 2300 block of West State Street. He's been charged with Failure to Report an Accident Involving Death After Leaving the Scene and is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

Police are not releasing a photo of Young at this time.


The name of the man killed this morning in an apparent hit and run has just been released.

49-year-old John Kuhn was struck and killed in the 2300 block of West State Street. We’re told he had just moved to the Rockford area from Columbus, Ohio. He was pronounced dead at the scene just before 2:00 this morning. The Winnebago County Coroner says Kuhn died due to blunt trauma to his head, neck, chest and abdomen when he was hit.

He was pronounced dead at the scene just before 2 a.m. Police are investigating and a description of the vehicle has not yet been released.

If you have any information about the incident, please call Rockford Police at (815) 987-5824 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.


UPDATE: A 49-year-old man is dead after a hit-and-run on Rockford's west side early Wednesday morning.

Police say they found the man lying in the middle of the 2300 block of West State Street around 1:20 a.m. According to initial investigation, the victim was hit by an unknown vehicle.

The man's identity is not being released pending family notification.

If you have any information about the incident, please call Rockford Police at (815) 987-5824 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (815) 963-7867.


UPDATE: Police confirm one person has died in what is preliminarily believed to be a hit-and-run early Wednesday morning.

More information on the accident is expected to be released soon.


UPDATE: The 2300 block of West State Street between Johnston and Foster avenues is now open.

Rockford police had closed it since around 2:30 a.m. due to a serious crash investigation.

We will have more information on the crash as soon as it becomes available.


ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Police are investigating a serious hit-and-run Wednesday morning on the city's west side.

Police say the incident happened around 1:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of West State Street. That's between Johnston and Foster avenues. Preliminary information indicates a car struck a pedestrian before driving off.

The victim's injuries are considered serious.


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