A second pedestrian has died from the I-74 incident where an SUV entered the bike path on May 22.

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Una vista del sendero para bicicletas/peatones de 4,000 pies de largo y 14 pies de ancho a lo largo del nuevo puente I-74 (foto de Jonathan Turner).
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On May 22, 2022, The Moline Police Department responded to a traffic crash that occurred on the I74 pedestrian bike path around 2:00 am. The initial investigation determined the SUV entered the bike path from Bettendorf and traveled the entire length of the pathway/bridge to about 200 yards from the Moline pathway entrance where the vehicle struck three pedestrians. 

A second pedestrian, Anthony M. Castaneda, 18, of Moline has died as a result of injuries from being struck by a vehicle on May 22, 2022. Castaneda was pronounced deceased on the afternoon of May 26, 2022 by the Johnson County, Iowa medical examiner. 

The Moline Police Department is still conducting a criminal investigation in this matter and will continue to work with the Rock Island County State’s Attorney on this tragic event. Additional charges are expected.

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The Rock Island County States Attorney has filed charges related to the traffic crash fatality that occurred on May 22, 2022. Chhabria A. Harris, 46, of East Moline, has been charged with 3 Counts of Aggravated DUI – Causing Death or Great Bodily Harm; 3 Counts of Failure to Stop at The Scene of an Accident involving Death or Personal Injury; 3 Counts of Aggravated Reckless Driving; and 1 Count of Reckless Homicide. Harris was driving under the influence of alcohol and is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on June 7 at 8:30 a.m. to face the new charges.

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The Rock Island County Coroner released the name of the first victim, Ethan L. Gonzalez, 21, of Moline, who died as a result of injuries from being struck by the vehicle and was declared dead at the scene. 

A third pedestrian, a 22-year- old male, of Moline is still in critical condition. 

The crash is still under investigation by the Moline Police Department Traffic Unit and the Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone with information is asked to call the Moline Police Department at 309-797-0401.

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