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Man charged after boy killed, girl critically injured in Rockford hit and run accident

Rockford Police have arrested Javaughn Cooper, 30, as the suspect in a hit and run which...
Rockford Police have arrested Javaughn Cooper, 30, as the suspect in a hit and run which critically injured two children on Thursday night.(Winnebago County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 4:59 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Javaughn Cooper, 30, was arrested by the Rockford Police Department and is charged with Accident Resulting in Personal Injury or Death and Resisting a Police Officer.

This comes after a hit and run accident at the intersection of N. Central Avenue and School Street in Rockford Thursday night that left two children critically injured.

The children were originally taken to OSF Saint Anthony Hospital and before being airlifted to Lurie’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago for treatment. Earlier Friday evening, the Rockford Police Department tweeted the 4–year-old boy injured in the accident died from his injuries.

The 10-year-old girl is still listed in critical condition. This is an active and ongoing investigation, according to the Rockford Police Department.

Police say Cooper fled the scene and shortly after the accident, officers spotted a vehicle matching the description of the car on Kilburn Avenue. It had front-end damage and no working headlights.

Cooper is set to appear in court on September 8. He is being held at the Winnebago County Jail on a $35,000 bond.

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