UPDATE: (May 23, 2022 – 9:31 a.m.) According to a report from the Moline Police Department, the driver of the SUV is facing the following charges:
- Aggravated DUI
- Reckless Homicide
- DUI under the influence of alcohol leaving scene – accident/death/injury
As per Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson, Ethan L. Gonzalez, 21, of Moline, died from his injuries. Mr. Gonzalez’s autopsy will be on May 23.
The other victims’ names have not been released, but the following information about the victims was in the report:
- Male – Age: 18
- Female – Age: 22
UPDATE: The Rock Island County Coroner has confirmed one person is dead following an incident at about 2 a.m. Sunday when an SUV drove into the bike path on I-74.
EARLIER: Three pedestrians suffered life-threatening injuries about 2 a.m. Sunday when an SUV drove into the bike path on I-74.
According to Moline Police, the SUV entered the bike path from Bettendorf and traveled over water the entire length of the pathway to about 200 yards from the Moline pathway entrance, where the vehicle struck three pedestrians.
All three suffered life-threatening injuries. The case is still under investigation and is in the early stages, according to a Sunday news release. The driver of the SUV is in custody, according to a news release.
No updates will be available until Monday at the earliest, the release says.
Because the crash occurred near the Moline pedestrian entrance/exit ramp, the Moline Police Department is taking the lead on the investigation. The Traffic Unit is conducting a traffic crash reconstruction which can be a lengthy process.
Anyone with information can contact police at 309-797-0401.