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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.