UPDATE: Boone County Coroner's Office releases name of Newburg Road crash victim

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Updated December 29, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

UPDATE: BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - The Boone County Coroner's Office releases the name of the man killed in an accident on Newburg Road.

Investigators say 40-year-old Thomas Vernon Jr., of Belvidere, was killed when his car hit a tree Thursday morning in the 6000 block of Newburg Road.

The coroner says preliminary autopsy results say Vernon died from multiple injuries related to the crash.


Posted December 28, 2017, 7:30 a.m.

CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. (WIFR) – A man is dead after a single-car crash just before 3:00 this morning.

Cherry Valley police confirm a man in his 40’s was heading westbound on Newburg Rd. when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree near Shaw Rd.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was the only one in the vehicle.

Boone County Sheriff’s Department had a portion of Newburg Road east of Rivers Edge blocked off during reconstruction. Newburg Rd. has since been re-opened.

Boone County Coroner’s office will be conducting a toxicology report later today.