On November 1, 2022 at 3:56 P.M. the Rock Island Police Department responded to a fatality traffic crash at the intersection of Rt. 92 and the off-ramp of the Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge.
Upon arrival officers observed a Chevrolet Aveo and Hyundai Azera with heavy damage from the collision. A 52 year-old male driver of the Chevrolet was extricated from the vehicle and transported to UnityPoint Trinity Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. An occupant of the Hyundai was also transported to the hospital with serious but believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Witnesses to the crash reported that the driver of the Hyundai exited the car fled the scene. It was determined that the Hyundai had been reported stolen in Rock Island on October 30th.
The crash remains under investigation by the Rock Island Police Department’s Traffic Unit and Criminal Investigation Division.
No further information is available at this time.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Rock Island Police Department at (309) 732-2677 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500 or using the P3 Tips app.