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Police: 29-year-old woman found dead on highway in Rockford after semitrailer collision

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ROCKFORD, Illinois — 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 (http://bit.ly/VxY5o8 ) 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.


Information from: Rockford Register Star, http://www.rrstar.com

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