Submitted by Whiteside County Sheriff
Whiteside County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with CGH EMS, Tampico Fire Department, EMS, Police Department, and ISP responded to a Motorcycle accident at the intersection of IL Route 40 (Hoover Road) and Hahnaman Road at 2:37 PM on Saturday.
Upon further investigation it was found that a water barrel had fallen off of a trailer and onto the roadway. The driver of the motorcycle Kerri A. Swank, age 58 of Moline IL, collided with the barrel which resulted in her losing control and crashing into the ditch. Keri was airlifted to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. This accident is still under investigation.