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, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.
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