One person is dead and at least one more was injured after a semi and a sport-utility vehicle collided near Orion Monday.
The accident happened Monday on Illinois 150 south of Orion, Henry County Coroner David A. Johnson, said, adding that the SUV appears to have been to pulling out of a driveway when it was struck by the tractor-trailer.
The male driver of the SUV was killed, Mr Johnson said. The man's identity has not yet been released.
Mr. Johnson said a female passenger in the SUV was taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The semi driver was taken to a Quad-Cities area hospital. Mr. Johnson could not provide more detail on either person.
A representative of the Henry County Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the collision, could not be reached for comment.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass. 1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links. 1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned. 1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today. 1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.