DAVENPORT, Iowa — A mother and her 12-year-old son died Monday, Aug. 22 when their vehicle lost control and landed in Duck Creek. Three other children were injured in the crash.
A Ford Escape was traveling southbound at about 10:55 p.m. Monday in the 3300 block of North Fairmount Street when its driver, 31-year-old Ashley Taylor of Davenport, lost control.
The SUV crossed the center line, struck a bridge and came to a rest on its side in Duck Creek, according to the Davenport Police Department.
At the time of the crash, Taylor and her four kids were in the SUV. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 12-year-old son, Andre Grady, was transported to a local hospital and later died.
A 10-year-old was taken to a local hospital and later flown to a state hospital with life-threatening injuries.
An 8-year-old and 9-month-old were also transported to a local hospital. They were treated for minor injuries and later released.
The incident remained under police investigation as of Tuesday, Aug. 23.