Victim of fatal Roscoe crash identified as Harvard man
According to the Winnebago County Coroner's Office, Jackson was driving east on McDonald Road "at a high rate of speed" and collided head-on with another vehicle. Emergency personnel removed Jackson from his vehicle and put him in an ambulance, but "he was deemed to be beyond resuscitation." The emergency physician in the MD-1 unit pronounced him dead at 5:00 p.m.
Roscoe Police said the driver and passenger of the westbound vehicle were taken to a local hospital but they had not suffered life-threatening injuries.
Roscoe Police are investigating this crash. As shown in the Google Maps photo, Jackson apparently drove around a blind curve seconds earlier.
A previous version of this story gave the incorrect age for the victim. Matthew Jackson was 24 years old.
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