Police: Vehicle strikes pedestrian in fatal crash Friday night

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UPDATE: Police say a 46-year-old Davenport man has died after being struck by a vehicle Friday night.

Davenport police, fire and Medic EMS responded to the 5500 block of Jersey Ridge Road shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday, a news release says.

The preliminary investigation revealed “the man was in the traveled portion of the roadway” when he was struck by a vehicle headed south on Jersey Ridge Road.

The man, whose name had not been released Saturday, suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Genesis Medical Center – East Campus and later to Peoria hospitals, where he died from his injuries.

Investigators from the Davenport Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit are investigating the crash, the release says.

EARLIER: A pedestrian was treated for injuries Friday night after being struck by a vehicle in Davenport.

Police told Local 4 News, the only station at the scene, the crash happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. just north of 53rd Street on Jersey Ridge Road.

Police could not specify the extent of injuries or release the name of the injured person, who was transported to a hospital. A person who may have been involved as the driver talked with officers at the scene.

Local 4 News and www.ourquadcities.com will provide details when they become available.

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