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Charges filed in deadly Rockford crash

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD — Criminal charges have been filed against a Rockford man after a car crash left another man dead Monday morning in the 1200 block of North Alpine Road.

Officers responded to the scene at around 12:45 a.m, for a two-vehicle accident. Police say a silver car driven by 25-year-old Joshua Thomas was traveling north on North Alpine when it rear-ended a grey SUV that was traveling in the same direction.

The 38-year-old driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in Thomas’ suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to local hospital. Thomas suffered non-life- threatening injuries.

Thomas was arrested Tuesday. He is charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol causing death and aggravated driving under the influence involving great bodily harm. He is lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. As of Tuesday afternoon, bond is set at $50,000. R.

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