Two-car crash in Rockford kills woman, critically injures man
Last updated Monday, May 8th, 2023
A woman died, and a man in his 80s is in critical condition following a two-car crash in Rockford on Thursday, May 4. It happened around 5:30 PM in the 1900 block of N Mulford Road, Rockford Police reports.
It’s unclear what caused the crash, but police said a white sedan and a black Porsche were involved. Following the collision, the Porsche went off the road and hit a curb while the sedan went into the middle of the road. One of the drivers, a woman, was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died a short time later from blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen, the coroner said.
The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased woman as Veronica Cortez, 43. The other vehicle’s driver, an 80-year-old man, was seriously injured and went to an area hospital. He’s still in critical condition.
The Rockford police department’s traffic unit is investigating the crash, and further details should be available in the coming days.
Our deepest condolences go to the Cortez family. We hope the injured man recovers fully and quickly.
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