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Boys ages 14, 15 dead after fatal crash on Rockford’s southwest side

The victims names have not yet been released.
Two boys are dead after a fatal crash on the southwest side of Rockford Thursday night.
Two boys are dead after a fatal crash on the southwest side of Rockford Thursday night.(WIFR viewer submission)
Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 6:42 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Two boys ages 14 and 15 are dead after a fatal crash on the southwest side of Rockford Thursday night, according to the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.

Emergency crews were at the scene of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of S. Springfield Avenue and Montague Road Thursday evening. The deaths are under investigation by the Rockford Police Department. An autopsy is pending by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office. Toxicology tests will be available in approximately three weeks.

An eyewitness at the scene told 23 News they saw a car driving at a high rate of speed before crashing into another car and slamming into a stoplight pole. The juvenile boys were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Rockford Police Department.

No one from the other car was seriously injured. The victims names have not yet been released.

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