Man dead after car crash on Fairview in Rockford

Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 10:34 AM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A 37-year-old man is dead Tuesday morning after a single-car crash in Rockford.

Dontay Caviness, 37, was pronounced dead just before 2 a.m. Tuesday.

An autopsy performed by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office showed Caviness died of blunt-force trauma from the crash.

Around 1 a.m. first responders dispatched to the 600 block of Fairview Avenue for a report of a vehicle that ran off the road and hit a tree. At the scene, crews tried to resuscitate the driver.

He was transported to a local hospital but did not survive.

An investigation into the crash by the Rockford Police Department is ongoing.