Two semi trailers and a passenger vehicle crashed on Interstate 74 in Coal Valley, closing the eastbound lanes on Monday.
First responders wheel a stretcher to the scene where two semi trailers and a passenger vehicle crashed on Interstate 74 west bound in Coal Valley, closing the eastbound lanes, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
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Traffic is backed up on eastbound I-74 because of a serious crash.
The identity of a man killed in a crash shortly after 11 a.m. Monday about three miles east of the Quad-City International Airport, Moline, will be released Tuesday.
"It was a horrible day for a lot of families," Brian Gustafson, Rock Island County coroner, said late Monday. No autopsy is scheduled, he said, but toxicology tests will be completed.
The crash happened at 11:12 a.m. near mile marker 8 in the east-bound lanes, about three miles east of the airport, according to the Illinois State Police. One of the semitrailers was traveling in the west-bound lanes when the driver lost control, went through the dividing median and turned over in the east-bound lanes. There the two other vehicles collided with it.