Motorcyclist dies in Friday crash on Locust Street

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UPDATE: The Davenport Police have identified the motorcycle driver who died in the crash on Friday as Austin Cook, 19, of Davenport.

The accident is still under investigation.

EARLIER UPDATE: A man driving a motorcycle was killed Friday afternoon in a crash in Davenport

The accident happened on the 1500 block of West Locust Street shortly before 2 p.m. The driver was transported to Genesis Medical Center – East Campus, where he died from crash-related injuries. His name is not being released pending family notification, a news release says.

The crash remains under investigation by the Davenport Police Traffic Safety Unit.

Locust Street between Washington and Sturdevant streets was shut down for about three hours while investigators processed the scene. The area now has been reopened to traffic.

EARLIER UPDATE: A serious accident involving a motorcycle and truck has shut down part of Locust Street in Davenport.

Emergency crews responded shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday near the intersection with North Sturdevant Street.

When Local 4 arrived at the scene, a truck was smashed against a light pole on the south side of the street and pieces of a heavily damaged motorcycle were strewn in the middle of the street. The motorcycle’s gas tank was almost a half block from the point of impact.

Pieces of a damaged motorcycle lies in the middle of Locust Street after an accident in Davenport on June 25, 2021 (photo: Mike Colón,

The motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries at this time.

Police have closed Locust Street between Washington and North Sturdevant streets as they investigate the accident.

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