Rock Island man dead after weather related crash

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MEDIAPOLIS, Iowa-A Rock Island man was killed after icy conditions caused him to lose control and hit a semi.

On Tuesday, February 5, Demarco M. Thornton, age 30, was driving North on Highway-61 around 6:15 p.m.

He was driving a 2010 Honda Odyssey close to 260th street when the icy conditions caused him to lose control.

According to police Thornton slid into the opposite south-bound lane and hit a semi head-on.

The semi was driven by a 67-year-old Burlington, Iowa man.

Both men were wearing their seatbelts.

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