UPDATE: According to a news release from the Davenport Police Department, the driver has been identified as Cyrene McKinley, 30, of Rock Island. The passenger has been identified as Stevanna Rudolph, 27, of Davenport.
The incident remains under investigation.
EARLIER: Two people are dead after a car struck a building in downtown Davenport early this morning.
Davenport Police saw a Chevy Impala driving recklessly at a high rate of speed in downtown Davenport on Sunday, October 29 at about 2 a.m. Officers encountered the car in the area of Seventh and Division Streets and tried to conduct a traffic stop. The Impala willingly fled from officers and was not pursued. At 2:06 a.m., the car was seen driving at a high rate of speed eastbound through the intersection of Second and Gaines Streets. The Impala left the roadway and struck a building in the 600 block of W. Second Street. The driver, a man, was taken by Medic EMS to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The passenger, a woman, died from her injuries at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation and no further information is currently available.