TN Woman Rena Wood ID’d As Pedestrian In Saturday Fairview Heights Fatal Vehicle Strike

ST CLAIR COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Rena Wood, of Hartsville, Tennessee, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle Saturday night in St. Clair County.

Wood, 55, was struck and killed by a vehicle near Fairview Heights Saturday night.

According to reports, Wood was operating a Chevrolet Malibu on Interstate 64 near mile marker 11.5 in Fairview Heights, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle pulled on the shoulder near the N Ruby Lane overpass. Wood then exited the vehicle and walked into traffic lanes. She was then struck by a passing vehicle.

The vehicle then fled the scene and was later located by authorities.

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

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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FL Active Military Duke Webb ID’d As Suspect In Rockford Triple-Fatal Bowling Alley Shooting

ROCKFORD, IL. (THECOUNT) — Rockford, Illinois officials have named 37-year-old Duke Webb, a resident of Florida and active military member, as the suspect currently being held on murder charges and attempted murder charges following the shooting at Don Carter Lanes on Saturday night.

Rockford Police converged on the bowling alley on reports of an active shooter on Rockford, Illinois east side Saturday night. Webb, who lives on the Eglin Air Force Base near Valparaiso in Okaloosa County, Florida, in was later charged with three counts of first degree murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Officials say there are six victims in total. A 73-year-old male, a 65-year old male and a 69-year-old male were killed in the shooting.

The incident occurred near Don Carter Lanes at 4007 East State Street in Rockford Saturday night.

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Active Shooter Reported Saturday Night Near Rockford IL Don Carter Lanes

ROCKFORD, IL. (THECOUNT) — Rockford Police are converging on reports of an active shooter on Rockford, Illinois east side Saturday night.

The incident is occurring near Don Carter Lanes at 4007 East State Street in Rockford Saturday night.

Police are asking the public to avoid the area.

There are not yet any reports of shots fired or injuries.

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Geo quick facts: Rockford is a city in northern Illinois. Downtown, the Burpee Museum of Natural History features a dinosaur exhibit. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum offers rotating exhibits in a Victorian home. Rockford Art Museum exhibits regional American works. The sprawling Anderson Japanese Gardens is across the Rock River. Northeast, Rock Cut State Park shelters muskrats, raccoons and waterfowl – wikipedia.

IL Man James McVey ID’d As Victim In Saturday IN Fatal Harley Davidson Crash

WARREN COUNTY, IN. (THECOUNT) — James McVey, of Bolingbrook, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Saturday afternoon motorcycle collision in Warren County, Indiana.

McVey, 53, died following a motorcycle collision involving a pickup truck near Covington Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, McVey was operating a Harley Davidson on US-136 near Wabash River Bridge in Covington, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and into opposing lanes around 2 p.m. Saturday. The bike then came into contact with a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck.

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

The driver of the pickup and a passenger were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Warren County lies in western Indiana between the Illinois state line and the Wabash River in the United States. According to the 2010 census, the population was 8,508. The county seat is Williamsport – Wikipedia.

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Announces Death Of Deputy Donald Gasparini Jr

ROCKFORD, IL. (THECOUNT) — Deputy Chief Donald Gasparini Jr, of Pecatonica Illinois, has been identified as the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office officer who passed away, according to the department Sunday night.

“Donnie” Gasparini, 46, died of unrevealed causes, according to a statement from the department.

The statement said in part:

“The members of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office offer our deepest condolences to the Gasparini family. We ask that you keep his family and our law enforcement family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.“

A cause of death was not provided.

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Geo quick facts: Rockford is a city in northern Illinois. Downtown, the Burpee Museum of Natural History features a dinosaur exhibit. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum offers rotating exhibits in a Victorian home. Rockford Art Museum exhibits regional American works. The sprawling Anderson Japanese Gardens is across the Rock River. Northeast, Rock Cut State Park shelters muskrats, raccoons and waterfowl – wikipedia.

IL Man Craig Reed ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Toulon Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

STARK COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Craig Reed of Toulon, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a Friday night fatal vehicle crash.

Reed, 62, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Toulon Friday night.

According to reports, Reed was operating a vehicle on Highway 6 near CR-450N in Toulon, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 8:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then rolled over multiple times ejecting Reed.

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

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Stark County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 5,994. Its county seat is Toulon. Stark County is part of the Peoria, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

IL Teen Jacob Inskip ID’d As Victim In Thursday Springfield Fatal Motorcycle Crash

SANGAMON COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Jacob Inskip, of Springfield, Illinois, has been identified as the teenage victim in a fatal Thursday motorcycle crash in Sangamon County.

“Lil Inskip,” 18, was killed in motorcycle crash near Springfield Thursday morning.

According to reports, Inskip was operating a motorcycle on North Cotton Hill Road in Springfield, when for unknown reasons, the bike wrecked around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Inskip was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force injuries.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Inskip:

The Sangamon County Coroner’s Office and Springfield Police Department are investigating.

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Geo quick facts: Sangamon County is a county located in the center of the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 197,465. Its county seat and largest city is Springfield, the state capital. Sangamon County is included in the Springfield, IL Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.

MO Man Matt Lichius ID’d As Victim In Saturday Bates City Fatal Vehicle Crash

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — William Matt Lichius, of Lexington, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday Interstate 70 vehicle crash in Lafayette County.

Lichius, 50, was killed in a two vehicle crash on I-70 near Bates City Saturday afternoon.

According to reports, Lichius was operating a Land Rover on I-70 in Bates City, when the vehicle was rear-ended by a Kenworth semi-tractor around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The force of the crash caused the Land Rover to exit the roadway and rollover.

Lichius was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The big-rig driver was not injured.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Lafayette County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Missouri and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,381. Its county seat is Lexington – Wikipedia.

IL Man Aaron Brown ID’d As Victim Shot Dead Inside Chicago Home Saturday

COOK COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Aaron Brown has been identified as the victim fatally shot Saturday in Cook County.

Brown, 26, was shot dead inside a dwelling near Washington Park early Saturday.

According to reports, Brown was found suffering from head and chest gunshot injuries inside a home in the 200 block of East 55th Place around 12:20 a.m. Saturday.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot wounds.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Cook County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Illinois and the second-most-populous county in the United States after Los Angeles County, California. As of 2019, the population was 5,150,233 – Wikipedia.

IL Woman Tayveona Edwards ID’d As Victim In Sunday Lansing Fatal Shooting

LAKE COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Tayveona Edwards, of University Park, Illinois, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday morning shooting in Lake County.

Edwards, 20, was fatally shot Sunday morning in Lansing.

According to reports, Edwards was found suffering from apparent gunshot injuries in the 18000 block of Violet Ave in Lansing Sunday morning after police responded to a call of shots fired.

Edwards was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead at around 10 a.m. of gunshot wounds.

No suspect or motive information was provided by officials as of Sunday evening.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Lake County is a county situated in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Illinois along the shores of Lake Michigan. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 703,462, making it the third-most populous county in Illinois after nearby Cook and DuPage Counties – Wikipedia.