Vehicle Accident Near Blue Grass


The victim in yesterday’s fatality accident has been identified as 62 year old Willie Holley of Rock Island Illinois. He was part of a construction crew employed by Valley Construction working on HWY 61 as part of an Iowa DOT project.

The driver of the vehicle which struck the victim has been identified as 18 year old Sebon Reese of Davenport Iowa. Also in the vehicle was his 1 year old sister also of Davenport. He was driving a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis bearing Iowa registration of EBW059.

Further investigation revealed Sebon was traveling eastbound on HWY 61 at a high rate of speed. He came upon vehicles also traveling eastbound and attempted to pass them on the left in the median. He lost control of the vehicle, crossed the eastbound lanes of HWY 61 and left the roadway to the right striking the victim.

Deputy Gina Lieferman from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office was the deputy attempting to catch up with Sebon to attempt to pull him over for speeding.

The accident investigation is being handled by the Iowa State Patrol, with assistance from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Davenport Police Department. Any additional information

regarding the accident will come from the Iowa State Patrol or the Scott County Attorney’s Office.

** Original Report**

On September 1st, 2016 at approximately 10:10 am Scott Emergency Communications Center (SECC) received a report of a reckless driver traveling at a high rate of speed on NB/EB HWY 61 from MM 107. A Scott County Sheriff's Office Deputy was in the area and observed the vehicle traveling on HWY 61 still at a high rate of speed. The Deputy attempted to turn around and initiate enforcement action.

Prior to catching the suspect vehicle, the driver entered the construction zone on HWY 61 just east of Blue Grass. The driver attempted to exit HWY 61 at Coonhunters Road and entered the active construction work area where he struck a construction worker before coming to rest in the ditch.

Blue Grass Fire Department and MEDIC Ambulance were immediately requested. The driver of the suspect vehicle was detained without incident and also suffered injuries related to the accident. It was also learned that a child was in the suspect vehicle at the time of the accident. The construction worker, suspect driver, and child were all transported to the hospital. The Sheriff's Office was notified the construction worker was pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital.

September 1, 2016