UPDATE: Rockton crash victim died of blunt force trauma

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Updated May 15, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

UPDATE: ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) - The Winnebago County Coroner's Office says an autopsy was done on 39-year-old Barbara Whitescarver Tuesday.

Preliminary autopsy results say Whitescarver died from blunt trauma to the head and neck.


Posted May 13, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) - A 39-year-old woman has died after her car crashed on Route 2 in Rockton.

Police shut down Route 2 from Roscoe Road to Gleaseman Road for several hours to investigate the crash. Police say the woman was the only person in the car. She had to be extricated and airlifted to a local hospital.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says she was pronounced dead in the emergency room.

The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of family. An autopsy is set to take place on Monday.