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Man found guilty in connection with fatal 2019 crash in Moline

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 5:05 PM CDT
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. Co. (KWQC) - A Rock Island County jury Friday convicted a Grand Mound man in connection with a crash that left a woman dead and her fiancé injured in March 2019.

Court records show the jury deliberated about four hours before finding Armand Elijah Cannon, 27, guilty of reckless homicide, aggravated reckless driving, aggravated driving under the influence, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

A status hearing is scheduled for May 20.

On March 27, 2019, the Moline Police Department was notified by East Moline police that a Plymouth Voyager van that was reported stolen out of Cedar County was entering the city at 53rd Street and was speeding and driving recklessly.

According to court documents, East Moline police had attempted to pull over the vehicle, but it fled.

Moline patrol officers went to the area but could not get into a position to stop the van and lost sight of it.

A Moline officer who was at 16th Street and John Deere Road saw the vehicle as it was westbound on John Deere Road. The van then collided with a Ford Escape that was northbound on 16th Street, according to police.

The passenger in the Escape, Tammy Loos, 51, of Milan, died from injuries she suffered in the crash. Her fiancé, Matt Burroughs, was injured but survived the crash.

Police have said Cannon was driving the van.

Alex Garrels and Amy Taylor, who were also in the van, were also charged.

Garrels, 28, of Walcott, pleaded guilty in October 2019 to unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Taylor, 30, of Davenport, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and was later sentenced to 13 ½ years in prison.

Amy Taylor, 30, of Davenport,
Amy Taylor, 30, of Davenport,(KWQC/Illinois Department of Corrections)
Alex Garrels, 28, of Walcott.
Alex Garrels, 28, of Walcott.(KWQC/Illinois Department of Corrections)

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