One man dead following Rock Co. crash

Sheriff: Car slid on gravel road, crashed into grove of trees
One man dead following Rock Co. crash

The Rock County Sheriff’s Department said one person has died following a one car crash in the town of Avon early Sunday morning.

The accident happened sometime after 2 a.m. Sunday on South Hopkins Road in the town of Avon.

According to the sheriff’s department, Devon Hurd, 19, of Machesney Park, IL was driving northbound on Hopkins when his car began to slide on the gravel road. The car left the roadway and struck a grove of trees before coming to rest in the middle of the road.

The passenger in the car, Christopher Huggins, 20, of Rockford, IL, sustained heavy injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Hurd was sent to Mercy Hospital in Janesville, where he was treated and released for his injuries.