BYRON — According to Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle, a Byron man stabbed his wife Thursday afternoon at their rural Byron home, and then later died in an accident fleeing from the scene.
Jodi Gorman, 45, was reportedly stabbed by Michael Gorman, 48, and she was later transported to a Rockford hospital where she remains in serious condition. VanVickle said Michael Gorman fled the scene prior to deputies arriving and was later involved in a single vehicle accident in Stepenson County. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
Preliminary autopsy reports conducted by the Winnebago Coroner’s Office indicate Gorman died from blunt force trauma as a result of the traffic accident.
The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Byron Police Department, Byron Fire, Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene.