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Rockford man charged with reckless homicide in early morning crash

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Harrison & Kishwaukee Deadly Crash

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A man has been charged in an early morning car crash in Rockford that left one woman dead.

The crash happened just after 12 a.m. Tuesday near Kishwaukee and Harrison.

Rockford police say a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Darius McClendon lost control and crashed into another vehicle. A 45-year-old woman in the other vehicle was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

An 18-year-old woman in the second vehicle was also taken to the hospital. Her injuries are considered to be non-life threatening, according to police.

McClendon was also taken to the hospital and treated for his non-life threatening injuries.

McClendon now faces Reckless Homicide charges in the crash.

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