Motorcycle accident in Rockford Saturday morning leaves one man dead
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A motorcycle vs. vehicle accident on Rockford’s east side leaves one man dead Saturday morning.
Rockford Police tell 23 News they responded to a call for a motorcycle vs. vehicle accident at 11:28 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Newburg Road and Phelps Avenue in Rockford. Police say a blue vehicle was traveling eastbound on Newburg attempting to turn north on Phelps.
The vehicle turned in front of a motorcycle traveling westbound where the motorcycle and vehicle collided. The 50-year-old male driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Winnebago County Coronor Bill Hintz.
The intersection is now open. The death is under investigation by the Rockford Police Department. An autopsy is pending by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.
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