Two killed in Rock Island County crash identified

Autopsies are tentatively scheduled Thursday for two men who were killed Tuesday night in a five-vehicle crash in the 135000 block of U.S. 67.

Dennis A. Swinford Jr., 35, of Sherrard, and Terrence T. McClay, 35, of Aledo, were pronounced dead at the scene, Rock Island county Coroner Brian Gustafson said.

The crash happened at 6:48 p.m. in the 13500 block of U.S. 67.

The preliminary investigation shows that a northbound vehicle entered the southbound lane and struck a southbound vehicle head-on, according to the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Three other vehicles became involved in the crash at or near the initial head-on collision, according to the sheriff’s office.

Four people were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, while two other people declined additional medical treatment after being checked at the scene by paramedics.

The crash remains under investigation. No other information was released Thursday.

--Times staff

Davenport felon sentenced to prison for possessing firearm

A Davenport felon was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison for possessing a firearm in February 2017.

Devon Durran Davis, 25, must serve three years of supervised release once he completes his prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

The firearm involved in the incident also was forfeited.

He pleaded guilty in September in U.S. District Court, Davenport, to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

On Feb. 1, 2017, Davenport Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Davis was a passenger.

A loaded 9mm handgun and marijuana were located in the car and attributed to Davis. At the time of the traffic stop, Davis was on probation after receiving a deferred judgment for unlawful possession with the intent to deliver heroin in state court.

--Times staff

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