Two Dead In Lower Rock Island County Crash

rock island countyA deadly start on area roads entering the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. A one vehicle crash in lower Rock Island County early this morning has claimed two lives and injured a third person. The accident occurred in the 9500 block of 51st Street West in Milan, according to a media release from the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department. Names have not been released, but the deceased victims are a 24 year old male from Taylor Ridge and a 22 year old female from Port Byron. They were passengers in a pick-up truck driven by a 23 year old male from Andalusia. The driver was transported from the scene with injuries and investigators are awaiting the results of a toxicology report. Deputies say the truck left the roadway, slid into a ditch and struck a tree.