Man dies when car goes airborne and crashes into Davenport store

Davenport Police Officers say that one person is dead after a car accident in the city.

Police responded to the crash near Brady and 37th streets just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 10th, 2013.   The car ran into the front of the AAA Rents store at 3707 Brady Street, just north of Brady Street Stadium.

Police say the car was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when it slid off the road.  The car went airborne and came to rest against the front of the store south of Kimberly Road, across the street from the Brady Street K-Mart.

Brady Street reopened at about 7:30 a.m. after being closed for several hours between 35th Street and Kimberly Road.

Initial reports indicated the crash knocked out power to about 5,000 MidAmerican Energy customers.  A spokesperson for the utility later confirmed 4,693 customers were affected by the outage.  The area affected was between the 300 block of E. Kimberly Road to the 200 block of E. 29th Street, from the 300 block of West Kimberly Road to the 3000 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Most of the outages were restored between 3 and 4 a.m.  Fewer than 100 outages were still reported at about 8:30 a.m.  All of the outages were restored by about noon.

Police said 47-year-old John Frost of Davenport died in the crash.  Frost was a passenger in the car, and the driver had been located.  Police said criminal charges were possible in connection with the crash.  They did not yet release the identity of the driver.

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