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, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men. 1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.