Rockford man dies in fatal motorcycle accident on Illinois Route 70
Online Staff Report
Jeremie Kobler, 38, of Rockford, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, after the motorcycle he was driving struck the rear end of a Kia Rio stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Illinois Route 70 and North Meridian Road in Winnebago County.
Kobler was traveling eastbound on Route 70 when he struck the Kia Rio, driven by 48-year-old Douglas Schroder of Rockford. Schroder was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Kobler was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:16 p.m., Sept. 26. He was not wearing a helmet, according to the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident, and no citations have been issued. Illinois State Police District 16 is investigating the crash and a crash reconstruction is under way.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27.
Posted Sept. 27, 2012
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