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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