Winnebago County Sheriff’s squad car involved in crash

Published: Sep. 12, 2021 at 11:42 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 8:38 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The crash occurred at the intersection of 7th Street and 1st Avenue in Rockford around 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

Once on the scene, Deputies say a marked Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department squad car and a tow truck were involved in an accident.

It was later determined that the squad car was carrying two deputies heading eastbound on 1st Avenue responding to a crime in progress call with lights and sirens on.

The driver of a tow truck was traveling northbound on 7th Street when the vehicles crashed and was later transported to a Rockford hospital with minor injuries.

Both of the deputies were transported to the hospital for minor injuries and were soon treated and released.

The Illinois State Police are conducting a follow-up investigation into the incident.

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