Bond was set Tuesday morning at $100,000 cash-only for a Texas woman charged in connection with a deadly crash Monday night at the intersection of 2nd and Brady streets.
Lauria Lee Kelly, 57, of Alvarado, appeared in Scott County District Court via closed-circuit TV on a charge of homicide by vehicle-reckless driving, a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
She also was cited for failure to stop in assured distance, red light and no insurance.
Kelly has a preliminary hearing Feb. 10.
The crash happened shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.
According to an arrest affidavit filed Tuesday by the Davenport Police Department in support of the criminal complaint:
Kelly was driving her 2005 Dodge truck eastbound on 2nd Street at a high-rate of speed. The speed limit downtown is 25 mph and the street is narrow with diagonal parking along one side and parallel parking along the other side. The street has several areas of restricted vision due to the height of the nearby buildings closely positioned to the street.
Witnesses to the crash and events leading up to it told police that Kelly was driving very fast and that she ran through at least two red traffic lights; one at 2nd Street and Harrison streets and the other at 2nd and Main streets.
One witness, who was crossing 2nd Street at Brady, said she heard the roar of an engine just prior to the crash.
Kelly’s vehicle struck the rear of a Chevrolet that was stopped at the red light on 2nd and Brady. The force of the impact caused fatal injuries to the driver.
The Chevrolet then was pushed into the rear of Buick that was in front of it. The force of the crash was so great that all three vehicles came to a rest on the other side of the intersection more than 100 feet away, according to the affidavit.
The driver of the Chevrolet was identified Tuesday as Cynthia Jones, 53, of Davenport.
Kelly and the driver of the Buick were taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
She was arrested after her release from the hospital and taken to the Scott County Jail.