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2 pedestrians killed in Rockford traffic accident

ROCKFORD — A traffic crash on the city’s south side claimed the lives of two pedestrians Thursday night.

At 8:45 p.m., the Rockford Police Department responded to a crash on the frontage road in the 5400 block of 11th Street. Upon arrival, officers located a single vehicle with front-end damage and the driver suffering from minor injuries. A 24-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were also found near the vehicle.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The man died at a local hospital. The names of the victims are not being released at this time pending notification of family.

Police say the pedestrians were walking in the roadway at the time of the collision, although no further information is currently available. No charges have been reported. R.

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