Rapids City man killed in Friday Rock Island County accident


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Posted Online: July 06, 2013, 8:19 pm
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By Laura Anderson Shaw, landerson@qconline.com
Police are investigating a motorcycle accident that killed a Rapids City man Friday afternoon.

The single-vehicle accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. in the 200 block of South State Avenue, on Illinois 84, in Hampton, Rock Island County Sheriff Jeff Boyd said.

Arthur Aaronson, 35, wastransported to Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, in Silvis, where he was pronounced dead.

Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said the preliminary cause of death was "multiple traumatic injuries." He said aninquest is pending.

Arrangements for Mr. Aaronson are pending at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory in Moline.

The accident remains under investigation.No other information was available Saturday night.


















 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
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1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
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