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Rockford woman identified after deadly crash off of highway 251 Monday morning

Police tweeted before 5:45 a.m. for reports of a crash
One woman dead after crash off of I-251 Monday morning
One woman dead after crash off of I-251 Monday morning(WIFR)
Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 7:56 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A 31-year-old woman has died from her injuries after a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on N. 2nd St at the Auburn St. exit on highway 251 near Springcreek Rd.

Rockford police officers found a 31-year-old female driver, Erica Opinker, was ejected from their vehicle, who later died from her injuries. The passenger, a 25-year-old female, was treated and released at the scene. The 31-year-old male driver of the second vehicle was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police ask drivers to avoid the area.

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