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Coroner: One person dead after crash on I-90 in Rockford

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — One person is dead after a semi-truck flipped over Thursday morning in Rockford.

Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says his office was called to the scene of a crash around 6 a.m. Thursday.

Hintz says the crash happened in the eastbound lanes of I-90 in between the Rote Rd. and Spring Creek Rd. overpasses.

Details on the crash are limited, but Hintz says a semi-truck was on its side when he arrived on scene. Hintz says the driver of the semi-truck, a 61-year-old man, died in the crash.

The driver's identity will be released once family is notified.

Hintz says the crash appears to be a single-vehicle crash. The crash is still under investigation.

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