Authorities Investigating Hit and Run Accident

Authorities have been unable to solve a hit and run accident that occurred shortly after 12:00 Noon on Sunday, December 29, 2013 near the intersection of Wolf Rd. and Stagecoach Rd. in rural Geneseo.

The victim reported that a black SUV, similar in appearance to the Chevy Trailblazer, turned onto Wolf Rd. in front of them. The victim reported colliding with the SUV on the passenger side, causing it to go into the ditch. The SUV then backed up, knocked over a roadside sign, and drove away to the south on Stagecoach Rd. The victim believed that the driver of the SUV was female, but could not provide any other description.

Authorities have followed up on the evidence left at the scene and after several leads have been unable to locate the dark colored SUV. This vehicle should have damage to the passenger side and the back window was broken out. Based on debris left at the scene, the vehicle may have a connection to the Quad City area.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Henry County Crime Stoppers at 800-227-2324. All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and if your tip leads to a felony arrest you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Hit and Run Accident Results in Fatality

UPDATE – ARREST MADE

Deondray M. Dearing, 23, of Toulon, was arrested by Kewanee Police on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 on charges related to the hit and run accident that took the life o f 40 year old Albino DaSilva of Kewanee. Dearing has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury or fatal accident and was taken to the Henry County Jail. According to police, the case remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL POST

Kewanee police are investigating a hit and run accident that occurred in the 300 block of Tenney St. at approximately 10:40 PM on Friday, September 16, 2011, where a car had struck a bicycle. The accident resulted in the death of the cyclist, 40 year old Albino M. DaSilva of Kewanee.

The car fled the scene of the accident and was last seen travelling south in the 400 block of Tenney St. Police describe the car as a Techno Gray metallic color 2008 or 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. It may have visible damage on the front passenger side. Witnesses stated the driver left the scene without stopping.

Kewanee Police are seeking your help in identifying the driver and in locating the car involved in this fatal accident.

Police are asking that anyone who can identify the driver, or who has any information about the vehicle, to call the Kewanee Police Department at 309-853-1911. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324 or 309-937-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.

Hit and Run Driver Injures Local Youth

Authorities need your help in locating the driver of a vehicle that left the scene of an accident on the afternoon of Friday, August 19, 2011 in Kewanee, IL.

According to Kewanee Police, a tan or brownish colored car struck an 11-year old boy riding a bicycle in the 500 block of E. 1st St. in Kewanee at around 3:00 PM on Friday. The vehicle then turned down an alley and left the area. The victim had to be transported by helicopter ambulance to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after suffering head injuries as a result of the accident.

Kewanee Police are asking that anyone who witnessed this accident, or who has any information about this crime, to call the Kewanee Police Department at 309-853-1911. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-2324 or 309-937-2324. Calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.