Mom now identified, teen daughter dies following crash on Rockford’s west side

Crash on Avon and West State
Crash on Avon and West State(WIFR)
Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 10:25 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office says 38-year-old Jerrisha Goodwin is a victim of the crash at Avon Street and W. State in Rockford when a man accused of driving drunk crashed into her car.

The crash occurred on October 4. Goodwin was pronounced dead on the scene with two children, ages 14 and 5 months old were seriously hurt and taken to the hospital.

Goodwin’s 14-year-old daughter has also died from her injuries, police say.

Juan Acre, 31, of Rockford, was arrested following the crash and faces multiple charges including:

  • Aggravated DUI involving death
  • Aggravated DUI with great bodily harm
  • Reckless homicide
  • Aggravated DUI (revoked license)

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