Rock Island County authorities have identified the man whose car crashed Thursday north of Cordova in Rock Island County.

Jay G. Rolfes, 48, of Bettendorf, died of a heart attack before the crash occurred, Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said Friday.

“He died from natural causes, specifically heart disease,” Gustafson said.

Rock Island County Sgt. Tim Chastain said deputies were sent to 206th Avenue North, about a quarter-mile west of Illinois 84 north of Cordova, at 4:47 p.m. Thursday to investigate a report of a single-vehicle crash.

A 2005 Honda driven by Rolfes was eastbound on 206th Avenue North when it left the roadway and went into the ditch on the south side of the road. The vehicle struck an embankment and rolled several times.

Rolfes was the sole occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation by the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department.

 


A 48-year-old Bettendorf man died Thursday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash north of Cordova, Ill., according to Rock Island County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Chastain.

The man’s name was not released Thursday night.

Chastain said that at 4:47 p.m. sheriff’s deputies were sent to 206th Avenue North, about a quarter-mile west of Illinois 84 north of Cordova, to investigate a report of a single-vehicle crash.

A 2005 Honda was eastbound on 206th Avenue North when it left the roadway and went into the ditch on the south side of the road. The vehicle struck an embankment and rolled several times.

The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was wearing a seat belt and alcohol does not appear to be involved, Chastain said.

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

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