Pecatonica man, 76, identified as victim of fatal crash

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 76-year-old Pecatonica man died in a crash Thursday evening near the intersection of Auburn Street and Weldon Road.

The victim was identified as Merrill Hubble.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says Hubble died from blunt force trauma of the chest due to the crash.

Investigators say two cars were heading in opposite directions around 4 p.m. at the time of the crash.

Authorities say another person is battling life-threatening injuries.

We will update as more information becomes available.