Victim of fatal Port Byron car accident ID’d-UPDATED

Car crash, accident

UPDATE: The Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson has identified the victim of the fatal accident on Saturday morning as 23-year-old Dillon Goeller of Cordova, Ill. The preliminary cause of death is listed as multiple traumatic head, neck and chest injuries.

PORT BYRON, Ill. (KWQC) – One person is dead after a car accident in Port Byron on Saturday, October 29.

10-30-ri-county-fatal-axAt 7:30 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to 229th St. Circle North and Route 2 for a report of a single vehicle crash.

The 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck was heading west on Route 2 when it went off the road. The truck flipped, ejecting the driver.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family.

The crash remains under investigation by the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department.


This article has been updated to correct an earlier error in a press release that stated the accident happened at 229th St. North and Route 2.

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