Davenport man dead after car plunges into the Mississippi

Another guy remains in important condition after being discovered near the mishap, damp and laying in the snow.

MOLINE, Ill. — Update: Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson recognized the victim of the crash at the Mississippi River in Moline as Francisco Javier Vera Vasquez, 32, from Davenport. An autopsy is arranged for Tuesday. 

The crash stays an open and active examination with Moline Cops.

Initial: A Davenport guy is dead and another remains in the healthcare facility after their automobile entered into the river simply after 6 a.m. Sunday. 

It occurred on 23rd Street in Moline, near the Event Belle and River Drive. 

Cops state a building and construction worker got to work and discovered tire tracks in the snow and missing out on barriers in the car park. Then the worker discovered a hole in the ice and heard sobs for assistance. 

Cops discovered a 21-year-old Davenport male depending on the snow, damp. He was transferred to a health center by MedForce and deals with harmful injuries. 

According to a news release, cops situated a white Chrysler 300 automobile immersed in 8 feet of water, and a resident, a 32-year-old male from Davenport. 

Rescue and healing efforts were collaborated by the Moline Fire Department, who was helped by the Moline Public Functions Department, Big River Rescue and Healing dive group, and Cantrell’s Towing. 

The Mississippi was covered in ice and air temperature levels were around -4 when scuba divers recuperated the car and its resident, who was noticable dead. 

Alcohol is thought to be an aspect. 

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.