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 Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.