It was a tragic ending to last night’s Red, White and Boom celebration.

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department now said two people are dead after a large tree branch fell into a crowd. 

Daniel Mendoza, 61, from Rock Island was pronounced dead at the scene. Lawrence Anderson, 72, from Moline was taken to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Several others were injured in the incident, including a 21-year-old pregnant woman, a 3-year-old boy, two people from Maysville, Iowa, their 2-year-old son and a woman from Moline. 

All of them were gathered at the Rock Island County Courthouse to watch the fireworks.