Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/18/2014 8:50 AM

Police: Woman found dead on highway in Rockford

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County officials say a Rochelle woman has been found dead on a highway after being hit by a semitrailer.

The Rockford Register Star reports the 29-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead Sunday after emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene

A preliminary Illinois State Police investigation determined she was struck by a tractor-trailer traveling southbound on Interstate 39 just after 1:30 a.m.

Police haven't released the woman's name or filed any charges. The death is under investigation and an autopsy is pending.

Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.