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 Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.