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Posted on: May 22, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Traffic Fatality

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On May 21st, 2019 at 1711 hours, the Rock Island Police Department responded to a single vehicle accident at 37th Street and 16th Avenue.

The victim vehicle was east bound on 16th Avenue when it left the roadway and struck a tree in 3700 block. Several witnesses remained on scene until emergency personnel arrived.

The passenger was transported to Unity Point Health by the Rock Island Fire Department, where they were pronounced deceased. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The victims identity have not been released pending notification of next of kin by the Rock Island County Coroner’s Office.

The accident remains under investigation by the Rock Island Police Departments Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit.

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