ROCKTON (WREX) — A Rockford man is dead after an apparent motorcycle crash in Rockton.
According to Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz, a body was found in a field off of Owen Center Road in Rockton Tuesday afternoon. The body, and a motorcycle, were found several hundred feet into the field.
Hintz says his preliminary investigation found the crash took place sometime early Saturday morning, but because the crash ended so far off of the road, the body was not noticed until Tuesday.
The 42-year-old Rockford man has not yet been identified and Hintz says an autopsy will take place on either Wednesday or Thursday to determine how and when the man died.
The crash is currently under investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.