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14-year-old girl dies days after the Rockford accident that killed her mother

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – A 14-year-old girl who was injured in an accident last week that killed her mother has died, Rockford police said Wednesday.

A 5-year-old sibling, also in the car, was also seriously injured. The family confirmed with Eyewitness News that the three occupants of the car were related.

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According to the criminal complaint, the incident occurred at around 7:10 p.m. on Monday, October 4th on W. State Street and Avon when Juan Acre, 31, allegedly drove his Ford Transit through a red light and crashed into the street of the victim at high speed.

Photo: Winnebago County Jail

Arce has been charged with DUI, ruthless homicide, and driving with a revoked driver’s license.

Jerrisha Goodwin, 38, was killed at the time of the accident and 14-year-old Allani Henry clung to a hospital before passing away a few days later.

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A 5-year-old boy suffered “serious bodily harm” according to the police and was hospitalized.

Acre was also hospitalized for treatment for his injuries before moving to the Winnebago County Jail. was booked

If convicted, he faces up to 14 years imprisonment.

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