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UPDATE Crash in 3800 Block of US HWY 67 (State Street)

POSTED: July 26, 2017

CONTACT: Sgt. Rich Streepy

On July 23, 2017 at approximately 1310 hours, a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Zachary Garner of Bettendorf was traveling East in the 3800 block of US HWY 67 (State Street). The Jeep crossed the center line when Garner fell asleep and struck a 2006 Ford Focus that was traveling West in the 3800 block.  The Ford was driven by Bernice McConnell of Bettendorf. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles by Bettendorf firefighters and were transported to Genesis East Hospital by Medic Ambulance.

McConnell was pronounced dead at Genesis East Hospital.  Garner suffered non-life threatening injuries.