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Boone Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for hit-and-run suspect

BOONE COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) – The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a Rockford man. He was charged for allegedly crashing a tractor-trailer into a 2012 Chrysler 200 in March 2023, leading the other driver to be airlifted to a hospital.

Jorge De La Torre, 30, faces several charges, including aggravated reckless driving, two counts of qualification violation, six counts of violation of braking requirements, four counts of violation of inspection requirements, two counts of violation of automatic brake adjustment requirements and two counts of violating lamp requirements.

The sheriff’s office said an arrest warrant has been issued for De La Torre and he is not currently in custody. Officials ask anyone with information to contact the office at 815-544-2144.