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18-year-old killed in two-car crash in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WREX) — One person is dead after two cars collide in Rockford early Wednesday morning.

According to Rockford Police, the crash happened at the intersection of Central Avenue and Riverside Boulevard shortly after 2 a.m.

Officials say a black Lincoln, driven by a 30-year-old man, was going north on Central toward Riverside.

At the same time a black Pontiac, driven by an 18-year-old woman, was going east on Riverside.

When both cars got to the intersection, police say the Lincoln hit the Pontiac at a high rate of speed, sending the car into a nearby yard.

The 18-year-old was badly hurt and eventually died from her injuries.

The driver of the Lincoln was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The identity of the deceased has not been released, but her family has been notified.

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