Woman suffers medical episode while driving, crashes into tree

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A crash has sent one person to the hospital in Rockford.

According to the Rockford Fire Department, extrication was needed for a collision at the intersection of N. Alpine Rd. and Pepper Dr.

Police say a woman was headed northbound on N. Alpine when she had a medical episode, went through four lanes of traffic and hit a tree.

She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Southbound traffic on N. Alpine will be down to one lane until 5 p.m. while authorities investigate.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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