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 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.