UPDATE: 8-year-old fatal accident victim identified

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Update: Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson has released the name of the child killed Tuesday, July 11 in a vehicle-pedestrian accident in Silvis as 8-year-old Angel Nunez.

Gustafson called the accident a “tragic accident.”

Investigators from the Silvis Police Department, East Moline Police Department and Rock Island County Sheriff’s office continue to investigate.

According to the Silvis Police Department, the SPD, along with the East Moline PD and the RI County Sheriff’s Office, responded to reports of a car crash involving a single vehicle in the intersection of Crosstown Ave. and 11th St.  around 6:12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11. 

Upon arrival, officers and residents in the area began using life-saving measures on a victim under the age of 10. 

The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance, where they were later pronounced dead. 

This is an on-going investigation.


SILVIS, Illinois — Officials from the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office and Silvis Police Department are on the scene of an incident that took place at the intersection of Crosstown Ave. and 11th St. earlier this evening.

A witness on scene told WQAD that they saw an ambulance arrive to transport a victim, who may have been hit by a car, around 6:30 p.m.

Roads are closed from the intersection of Crosstown Ave. and 11th St. to the intersection of Crosstown Ave. and 10th St.

This is a developing story.