Victim identified after fatal Rockton crash

Published: Dec. 27, 2022 at 8:35 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 27, 2022 at 5:57 PM CST
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ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) - A 38-year-old man from Shirland, Ill. was found dead in his vehicle Tuesday morning by first responders.

First-arriving crews say the vehicle crashed into a tree in the 6600 block of Shirland Road in Rockton. Officials tell 23 News they believe the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. but the vehicle wasn’t found until hours later.

According to first responders, a passing motorist called 9-1-1. When emergency technicians arrived just before 7 a.m., they removed the sole occupant of the vehicle, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rockton Fire Protection District shared photos of the wreck Tuesday via social media: