Woman killed after being hit by SUV identified

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The woman who was killed after being hit by a car Tuesday night on Auburn St. has been identified.

Lisa Austin, 53, of Rockford, was identified by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.

Rockford Police say the incident happened in the 2600 block of Auburn St. around 8:30 Tuesday night.

Austin was walking across Auburn St. when she was hit by a SUV. Austin was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Police say the driver of the SUV initially left the scene, but contacted the police a short time later and is fully cooperating the investigation.

The incident is still under investigation and there’s not word if the driver will be charged or not at this time.

We will provide updates as they become available.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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