Driver killed in crash on River Drive

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River Drive wreck 3-25-14 (WQAD Photo)

Police said road conditions did not appear to be a factor in a three-vehicle crash that killed one of the drivers involved.

The wreck was reported just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, on River Drive at McClellan Blvd., just east of the Village of East Davenport.

Related: Photos: Crash blocks River Drive near the Village of East Davenport

The driver of a westbound 2007 Ford Escape lost control, crossed the center line and the passenger side of the SUV collided with two eastbound vehicles according to Davenport Police Dept. Assistant Chief Donald Schaeffer.

Schaeffer said the driver of the Escape was taken to a local hospital and later died.

Elizabeth Overmyer, 59, of Davenport, was eastbound and alone in a red 2002 Chevrolet Impala that was hit by the Ford Escape.  Schaeffer said Ms. Overmyer was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

The other eastbound driver, 19-year-old Trey Teel of Blue Grass, in a 1997 Ford F250 pickup when it was hit by the Ford Escape.  Teel was not injured according to Schaeffer.

Light snow accumulated in the area before dawn on the day of the crash, and motorists encountered slick spots on some area roads as temperatures stayed below zero during the morning hours.

“At this time it does not appear the condition of the roadway was a factor in the crash,” Schaeffer said.

The identity of the Ford Escape driver was withheld pending notification of the family.

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