One man dead, three hospitalized after morning crash

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MOLINE, Illinois– One man is dead and three others are in the hospital after the car they were all traveling in crashed early Saturday morning, April 22nd.

It happened on I-74 near mile-marker 5, just before 8 this morning. State police say the car was heading westbound when it left the roadway and entered the center median. They say the driver over-corrected, crossed over both westbound lanes, hit a tree, and ended up in the ditch.

The driver, 26-year-old Benjamin Manoa was pronounced dead on scene.

Two passengers, Emanual Kitulo and David Kitulo were airlifted to Peoria with life-threatening injuries. The other, Safi Kitulo, is being treated for non life-threatening injuries at Genesis.

The driver and all passengers are from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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