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Local resident was killed after a car he was in became submerged in the Mississippi River

Davenport, IA – According to the police report, his name is Francisco Javier Vera Vasquez and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the statement, Moline officers responded to a call around 6:15 a.m. Sunday for a single-vehicle crash at 75 23rd St. after a Lunda construction employee noticed tire tracks in the snow and saw barricades were missing along the parking lot next to the Mississippi River.

The employee reportedly saw a hole in the ice and heard someone yelling for help a few feet away.

When the police officers arrived at the scene, they found a 21-year-old Davenport man who was wet and lying in the snow. They also found a white Chrysler 300 car submerged in about eight feet of water on the Mississippi River’s edge.

The man suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital by MedForce. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this incident.

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