WINNEBAGO COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Jonathon Sams, of Rockford, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a Tuesday morning fatal vehicle crash in Winnebago County.

John Sams, 41, was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor Tuesday morning.


According to reports, Sams was operating a Jeep on Samuelson Road near Falcon Road in Rockford, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle came into rear-end contact with a tractor-trailer around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Sams was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Winnebago County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2020 census, it had a population of 285,350 making it the seventh most populous county in Illinois behind Cook County and its five surrounding collar counties. Its county seat is Rockford – Wikipedia.