The body of a 28-year-old East Moline woman was found inside a car pulled from the Mississippi River early Monday morning in Moline.
The name of the victim was not released pending notification of relatives.
"It's a tragic, tragic thing that this family is having to go through," said Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson. The woman is believed to have been driving at a high rate of speed on River Drive in Moline and lost control of the vehicle, he said.
A patrol officer noticed tail lights bobbing in the water about 3:30 a.m., and divers retrieved the red four-door car, which had one occupant inside, Detective Scott Williams said at the scene.
About 9:30 a.m. Monday, the vehicle was loaded onto the back of a tow truck across from Butterworth Condominiums at 4412 River Drive, Moline. Its front bumper lay haphazardly across the rocky banks of the Mississippi, but the vehicle appeared to have sustained little additional external damage.
Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2013. There are 227 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A large variety of children's wagons and gigs have arrived in thecity and are being sold at war prices. 1888 -- 125 years ago: All Rock Island retail houses, with the exception of a clothingstore and a jewelry store, have agreed to early closing hours during the summer months.The store will be closed at 8 p.m. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Baseball enthusiasts in Rock Island are attempting to raise$20,000 to keep the Island City Park open, despite the fact that the city has no franchise inorganized baseball this year. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The organization of a third rural young people's unit will beundertaken tomorrow night at the Milan Presbyterian Church, with Mrs. Mildred K.Wellman, home advisor, and Robert Smith, county farm adviser in charge. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Deere & Co. will begin a "big switch" on its telephone systemMonday morning. The extension numbers of all 1,600 telephones on the firm's EastMoline and Moline exchanges will be changed Monday morning. 1988 -- 25 years ago: East Moline's June Jamboree VI -- Nostalgia Days, will seemlike a '60s revival with the appearance of stars like Bobby Vee, Freddie Cannon, PeterNoone, Turtles, The Grass Roots and Lou Christie. This year's festival has beenexpanded to five days, June 22-26, at the Northeast Park complex.