Two young people were killed Thursday in separate one-vehicle accidents in Henry County, one near Kewanee and the other in Geneseo.
The dead were identified as Cody Jannie, 22, of Kewanee, and Jillian Geuns Hege, 23, of Annawan.
The crash that killed Mr. Jannie happened around 4:40 p.m. on East 2700 Street at North 400 Avenue, according to the Henry County Sheriff's Office. Investigators believe the driver was northbound when he lost control. The vehicle went into a ditch and overturned.
Mr. Jannie, who was alone, was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at Kewanee Hospital, the sheriff's office stated.
Henry County Coroner Dave Johnson said Mr. Jannie suffered blunt trauma injuries and that an autopsy will not be performed because the cause of death was apparent. An inquest date is pending. The accident remained under investigation.
Kewanee police officers and firefighters, and Black Hawk College police officers assisted at the scene.
The crash that killed Ms. Hege happened around 11:43 a.m. Thursday near 1090 S. Congress St., according to the Geneseo police department. Again, only one vehicle was involved and it struck property belonging to Deere Harvester Credit Union.
Ms. Hege was flown to OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria, where she died Friday, according to a death notice on the website of Vandemore Funeral Home in Atkinson.
The crash was handled by Geneseo authorities and remains under investigation, according to Geneseo police.
Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States. 1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment. 1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan. 1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war. 1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs. 1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.