Moline man dies after being thrown from his vehicle in crash on I-74

MOLINE, Illinois — A Coal Valley man who was thrown from his vehicle on the I-74 off ramp from eastbound John Deere Rd. was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital Thursday morning.

Police found 21-year-oldĀ Romelo S. Tovar lying in the I-74 roadway shortly after midnight on Thursday, March 22.

He was pronounced dead shortly after the Moline Fire Department transported him to UnityPoint Clinic.

The cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries from being ejected, according to Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson.

Moline Police are asking anyone with information regarding the crash or events leading up the crash to contact Moline Police Department at 309-797-0401.