Man, woman who died after crashing into tree identified


UPDATE: The man and woman who died after crashing into a tree in Rock Island have been identified.

Orlando Watts, 52, Rock Island, and the passenger, Lavelle Harris, 42, Rock Island, died of multiple traumatic injuries because of a high velocity traffic crash, Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said Wednesday afternoon.


The Rock Island County Coroner confirms with Local 4, one woman and one man are dead from the accident.

Stay tuned to Local 4 News as we continue to follow the story.


Emergency crews are on the scene of a car that hit a tree.

Few details are available at this time.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. near the corner of 16th avenue and 38th street Rock Island.

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