Hit and run crash in Rockford leaves man in wheelchair dead

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 4:56 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A 57-year-old man is dead after being hit on Wednesday morning at the intersection of East State Street and Summit Street in Rockford.

At 3:55 a.m., Rockford Police were called to the intersection for a report of a pedestrian involved in a hit and run crash. Once on the scene, officers located then man lying in the roadway and was in his wheelchair when he was struck.

He was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Witnesses say the suspect vehicle was a gray or gold-colored small pick-up truck traveling west on East State Street. If you have any information, you are advised to call the Rockford Police Department or leave an anonymous tip with the Rockford Area Crime Stoppers.

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