Man identified in fatal Moline car accident Sunday

Published: Jan. 9, 2022 at 9:16 PM CST
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MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - Rock Island County Corner, Brian Gustaton identified the man killed following a car accident around 4 p.m. Jan. 9, near the 900 block of 36th Avenue.

69-year-old Gregory H. Blaser of Silvis, Illinois, the driver of the tan Blazer was transported to a local hospital and died from his injuries, police said.

Police said they responded to a two-vehicle car accident, where each vehicle had one driver inside.

A male driver of a tan 1998 Chevy Blazer was traveling eastbound on 36th Avenue, Moline Police said in a media release. At the same time, a female driving a green 2005 Chevy Trailblazer was traveling westbound and crossed into the eastbound lane.

Police said the green Trailblazer struck the tan Blazer head-on in the eastbound lane, with both vehicles sustaining heavy damage from the crash.

Both drivers had to be extracted by the Moline Fire Department, Moline Police said. The female was transported to a local hospital and later flown to another trauma hospital by life flight with serious, life-threatening injuries.

Poice said the name of the female driver is being withheld pending further investigation.

Police said the crash is still under investigation by the Moline Police Department and the Rock Island County Corners Office.

The Moline Police Department Traffic Unit is conducting a traffic crash reconstruction.

Moline Police ask anyone with information to call the Traffic Unit at 309-524-2210.

This is a developing story, check back for more updates.

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