Rock Falls man dies in crash after reportedly driving through stop sign

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One man died in a two-vehicle crash in Whiteside County after a driver passed through a stop sign.

According to a spokesperson from Whiteside County, 86-year-old Robert L. Unterzuber and his passenger 84-year-old Marilyn K. Unterzuber, both from Rock Falls, were traveling eastbound on Fargo Road north of Tampico Friday, May 23, 2014 around 10:30 a.m.

Robert reportedly did not stop at the posted stop sign when he came upon the Luther Road intersection and was hit by a delivery vehicle traveling southbound.

A spokesperson from Whiteside County said the coroner pronounced Robert dead on the scene. The delivery truck driver and Marilyn were both taken to the hospital for treatment.


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