Rock Falls man charged in accident that killed girlfriend

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STERLING, Ill. (AP) — A suspected cocaine dealer whose girlfriend was killed when he ran a stop sign and crashed his car into a pickup truck has been charged with reckless homicide. Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Mulberry of Rock Falls is also charged with four felony drug charges. He is being held in Whiteside County Jail on $1 million bond. Authorities say Mulberry was under surveillance after allegedly selling crack cocaine just before the crash on April 7 of last year. Police say he may have been trying to elude a police surveillance detail when he crashed. Mulberry’s passenger, 34-year-old Dawn Nicole Trosclair of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was rushed to a hospital in Rockford where she died the next day of blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

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