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Rockford man charged with reckless homicide after Loves Park crash

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD – A Rockford man has been charged with reckless homicide after a crash left a woman dead in Loves Park last weekend.

Samuel Gomez-Gonzalez, 23, was booked into the Winnebago County Jail Friday. He’s being held on a $200,000 bond.

The charge stems from a crash that occurred Saturday, July 14, at the intersection of North Perryville and Mulford roads. Authorities allege that Gomez-Gonzalez was driving a vehicle that hit a car driven by 58-year-old Mary Wymore, of Machesney Park. Wymore was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gomez-Gonzalez is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 7.

According to court records, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in March. He was also arrested in May and faces charges of manufacturing cannabis, criminal damage to property and resisting an officer. Both cases are pending. R.

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