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Crash kills man in Rock County; driver arrested for alleged drunken driving homicide

September 25, 2018

An Illinois man has been arrested in Rock County for alleged homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, following a fatal crash early Sunday morning.

Cory Reed, 35, Freeport, Ill., was driving a SUV when he failed to stop at a stop sign and drove into a field, the SUV overturning several times, coming to rest on its roof, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash was reported at 4 a.m. at the T-intersection of Highway BT with Highway S.

A 27-year-old man from Lena, Ill., who wasn’t using a seat belt, suffered substantial injuries and died at Mercy Hospital.

Both Reed and a front seat passenger, a 34-year-old man from Freeport, were using seat belts. Police didn’t say if either of the two were injured.

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