New Boston Man Dies In Rock Island Crash

A Mercer County man has died in a one-vehicle crash in the Quad Cities. 60 year old John Schmitt of New Boston was pronounced dead Wednesday after being airlifted to University Hospitals in Iowa City. He was involved in an accident on Illinois 92 in the northbound lanes between 31st and 18th Avenues in Rock Island. Schmitt’s pick-up truck apparently left the roadway, struck a tree and then caught fire, according to a Rock Island Police Department press release.