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Accident on I-74 and Spruce Hills UPDATE


The driver of yesterday's accident is Jennifer DeClerck.  DeClerck is 24 years old and she is from Moline.





MEDIA RELEASE                                  


DATE: May 15, 2012


CONTACT:  Lauran Haldeman, Public Information Officer, 563-344-4033 or


SUBJECT: Accident on I 74 and Spruce Hills




BETTENDORF - At approximately 2:49 p.m. today, the driver of a Chevy Cavalier was driving northbound on I-74 near mile marker 1.9 when she lost control of her vehicle. The car went into a ditch, hit the side of the I-74 onramp, went airborne, hit a tree, and ended in a ditch on the other side of the onramp.  The driver was extricated from the vehicle and was transported to Genesis East by Medforce. The driver admitted to texting while driving.


I-74 was closed for approximately 25 minutes.


The accident is still under investigation.