Geneseo police and Henry County Coroner Dave Johnson are investigating the death of a 51-year-old Geneseo man killed when the motorcycle he was riding collided with another driven by his son Friday afternoon.
Brian K. Moffit was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to Mr. Johnson. He said the accident occurred in the 600 block of West Main Street in a grassy area behind the old NAPA auto parts store.
Mr. Moffit's son, Keith Moffit, was taken to Illini Hospital in Silvis and then transferred to OSF St. Francis in Peoria. A St. Francis spokesman on Monday afternoon said his condition was unavailable.
Mr. Johnson said an inquest is pending. Geneseo Police Chief Tom Piotrowski could not be reached for comment.
Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.