A 24-year-old Illinois Quad-City woman died Thursday after her car was struck by a garbage truck, Davenport police said.

The crash occurred at 3:02 p.m. at the intersection of Rockingham Road and Wapello Avenue, just east of Interstate 280.

Police said the woman was driving a Toyota Corolla northbound on Wapello Road. She began to turn west onto Rockingham Road, and pulled out in front of a Watts Waste Management truck that was eastbound on Rockingham Road.

The truck struck the Corolla broadside on the driver’s side.

The truck is one of the heavy-duty vehicles that carries and empties Dumpsters, police said. The driver of the truck could not stop in time.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

The name of the woman was not released Thursday because police said they were still notifying her family.

Davenport police are on the scene of a fatal accident involving a car and a garbage truck on Rockingham Road, officials said.

The driver of a car, who is not yet being identified, died after the car collided with a garbage truck at 3:02 p.m. near the Interstate 280 overpass, Davenport police Cpl. Brian Heick said.

Details to come. 

- Brian Wellner

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My heart goes out to the family and friends. I happened to be driving home from work, and passed the scene of this tragic accident yesterday while emergency crews were there. My condolences to the members of this woman's family, to the passenger of the vehicle, and to the driver of the Truck.


Very tragic. So very sorry to hear that. All my thoughts and prayers to her family.

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