Car police say left scene of serious crash on State Street in Bettendorf has been located

BETTENDORF, Iowa -- The search for a car that police said left the scene of a serious crash on State Street has ended.

On Wednesday, January 9, the police were able to locate the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix that was wanted in the investigation, according to a statement from the city.  Officers were able to "speak to persons associated with the vehicle."

Two drivers were airlifted to Iowa City after the crash on Wednesday, December 19 in the 5900 block of State Street.  Officials on scene said the two vehicles involved had been driving opposite directions on the roadway when they crashed.

About a week later, on Thursday, December 27, police said a third car was involved that didn't stay at the crash site.  Just over two weeks after police released a description of the vehicle, it was found.

"The Bettendorf Police Department thanks the public for assistance in this case and information obtained was instrumental in identifying the correct vehicle," read the city's statement.

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