Fatal rollover investigation underway in Winnebago County

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Published: Sep. 16, 2023 at 3:19 PM CDT
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MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - Investigators search for answers after an 18-year-old man died Friday night in a rollover crash.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Harlem Roscoe Fire Department were called around 11:30 p.m. Friday to the 9800 block of N. Alpine Rd. in Machesney Park for a traffic accident. Deputies arrived on the scene to find a Volkswagen Golf on its side. The driver, an 18-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office reveals the vehicle was traveling north on N. Alpine Rd. when the driver lost control of it. The vehicle then hit a culvert and flipped over several times.