Bicyclist identified in fatal and alleged DUI crash
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - 43-year-old Bernard Sawtelle has been identified as the victim that was killed in a fatal crash Wednesday afternoon in the 800 block of Brooke Rd. in Rockford.
Sawtelle was riding his bicycle before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when a pickup truck struck him and became trapped underneath.
First responders removed him and began efforts to save Sawtelle, who was then transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
An autopsy revealed that Sawtelle died from injuries sustained in the crash.
The man behind the wheel of the truck, 52-year-old Todd Norton is behind bars and charged of driving under the influence of drugs, causing death.
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