Drivers – now stable – identified after Friday night crash

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UPDATE: Two drivers, both listed in stable condition Saturday, involved in a Friday-night crash have been identified.

The driver of a 2006 Ford F-150 has been identified as 35-year-old Chad Watson of Davenport, and the driver of the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee was 22-year-old Faith Fenner, of Blue Grass.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team continues the investigation.

EARLIER UPDATE: Two drivers were in critical condition late Friday after a crash between Blue Grass and Walcott.

The crash happened shortly after 5 p.m. Friday, a news release says.

The Scott Emergency Communication Center received a 911 call for a crash in the area of 16924 70th Avenue in Scott County – the area is a paved two-lane blacktop between Blue Grass and Walcott.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene, and, upon initial investigation, found a 2006 Ford F-150 driven by a 35-year-old Davenport man was headed north on 70th Avenue

A 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by a 22-year-old woman from Blue Grass, was headed south.

The Ford F-150 crossed the center line and hit the Jeep head-on. The Jeep came to rest on its side in the west ditch, and the F-150 came to rest in the northbound lane facing south.

Emergency responders extracted both drivers from their vehicles.

The driver of the F-150 was transported by Medic EMS to Genesis Medical Center, and the driver of the Jeep was airlifted by MedForce to University of Iowa Hospitals. Both drivers remained in critical condition late Friday.

The accident still is under investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Scott County Reserves, Scott County VIPS, Walcott Police Department, Medic EMS, Blue Grass Fire Department, Walcott Fire Department, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, and MedForce all assisted at the scene.

EARLIER UPDATE: Multiple firefighters and crews from MedForce worked together Friday evening to remove an individual from an overturned vehicle in Scott County.

First responders arrived on the scene of the rollover crash that happened before 6 p.m. on 70th Avenue, about four miles south of Walcott.

One person was airlifted by MedForce to Iowa City with serious injuries, and at least one other from the second vehicle was taken to a hospital in Davenport.

Responders had to cut the roof open to get to the person inside, who was trapped for more than 90 minutes.

Local 4 News arrived as the first news outlet on the scene, where crews from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Blue Grass Fire Department and Walcott Fire Department were all present.

More information will be provided as details are released.

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