Victim of fatal crash on I-80 identified

Traffic is being affected by an accident at I-80 near Middle Road in Bettendorf. (Iowa DOT)
Traffic is being affected by an accident at I-80 near Middle Road in Bettendorf. (Iowa DOT)(KWQC)
Published: Aug. 12, 2019 at 12:48 PM CDT
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UPDATE 8/13 5:30 p.m.

The victim from Monday's fatal crash on I-80 has been identified as 59-year-old Kristen Acquaviva of Manteno, Illinois.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

UPDATE 312 p.m.:

One person has died following a single-vehicle crash on I-80.

Officials say just after 12:30 p.m., several calls came in following a single-vehicle crash on I-80 at Middle Road interchange.

Officials say the driver, who is not being identified at this time, failed to maintain control for unknown reasons and entered the median. The vehicle then hit the median cable barrier, rolled over and came to a rest against the guardrail near the eastbound lanes.

The driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was flown from the vehicle during the crash. They were taken to the hospital where they died from their injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Bettendorf Police Department. The Bettendorf Fire Department, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa DOT, Iowa Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement and the Davenport Police Department assisted in the crash.

UPDATE 8/12 1:29

One person is hurt after being thrown out of their car during a single-vehicle crash.

TV6 has a crew on scene who spoke to Iowa State Patrol. They tell us the car was traveling westbound I-80, just past the Middle Road overpass. They say the car went through cables and into the median, and the driver was thrown and injured.

That person's condition is unknown at this time.

One lane of eastbound I-80 is still closed at this time, but westbound traffic is moving smoothly.


Traffic is backed up on I-80 west of Middle Road in Bettendorf due to an accident.

Transportation officials say between Exit 298 for I-74 and Exit 301 for Middle Road, the road is blocked due to a crash.

Eastbound traffic is being detoured away from the crash, while westbound traffic is moving slowly.

TV6 is working to get more information. We will continue to update it as more information becomes available.

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