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Two people airlifted to hospital after motorcycle accident on Highway 61

Update: 

Police have released the names of the two people involved in a crash in the area of Highway 61 and Coonhunters Road. They are Charles Coulter, 42, of Davenport Iowa and Amy Lee, 41 of Davenport.

Both of the victims remain in the hospital in critical condition. Police say the crash remains under investigation.


Original Story:

SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa-- On Sunday afternoon just after 4 p.m, emergency crews were called out to a motorcycle accident in the area of Highway 61 and Coonhunters Rd located between Blue Grass and Davenport.

The Scott County Sheriff's office said a 41 year-old man and woman from Davenport, were traveling northbound on Highway 61 when the driver appeared to have lost control of his bike and ended up in a ditch.

When emergency crews arrived, one of the passengers was still conscious and able to speak, but had serious injuries. The woman passenger had possible life-threatening injuries. Both were airlifted to a hospital in Iowa City.

Traffic was closed off for a little over an hour while police investigated the scene,  but after 6 p.m lanes were reopened.

The accident is still under investigation by the Scott County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Team.