Man injured in Rock County crash dies
One person died in the hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Rock County Thursday night, Rock County officials said.
Rock County emergency crews were sent to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of highways 140 and 67 just before 4:30 p.m., according to a release.
First responders found a 2012 Mazda in the westbound lane of Highway 67 that had sustained heavy front end damage, officials said. The driver, Frederick Kobylinski, 55, of Franklin, was in critical condition and was flown to Rockford Hospital. He later died from his injuries, according to an update issued Monday morning.
A 2008 Hino Van was found on its side in the ditch on the south east corner of the intersection, according to the release. The driver, Thomas Maslauskas, 19, of Willowbrook, Illinois, was able to get out of the vehicle, and was not injured.
Maslauskas was driving the van east on Highway 67 and failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign, investigators said. When Maslauskas entered the intersection, he hit the Mazda.
Officials said Maslauskas will be cited for failure to yield from a stop sign.
According to the release, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.
Highways 67 and 140 were closed for a short time while the helicopter was landing and taking off, officials said.