The man killed in a single-car crash in East Moline, Illinois, has been identified by the Rock Island County Coroner’s Office. On Monday, October 19th, coroner Brian Gustafson revealed the victim’s name as Siranthony Thornton, 29, of Davenport.
Gustafson said his office performed an autopsy on the man on Monday, and the preliminary result showed he died from traumatic chest injuries. The crash happened on Sunday, October 18th.
According to the East Moline Police Department, the events leading to the accident began with a disturbance in the 1000 block of 15th Avenue. Officers responded to the area around 1:38 a.m., and witnesses informed them that two men argued with a woman and forced her into a vehicle.
The police located the car a short while after and pursued it. The car accident report disclosed that the vehicle fled at top speed and soon lost control. It crashed into a utility pole in the 3100 block of 7th Street.
Medics took the three occupants of the car to the hospital for treatment, and medical personnel pronounced Thornton dead. The EMPD contacted the Illinois State Police crash reconstruction services to help out at the collision site.
Gustafson said his office, the East Moline Police, and the ISP are collaborating on the investigation. Anyone with information on the crash should contact the EMPD or the state police on their listed lines, and anonymous tipsters can reach out to Crime Stoppers.
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