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3 dead following head-on collision on Interstate 80 Friday night

Investigators are still looking into which way each driver was traveling when the crash happened.
Credit: WTOL

WALCOTT, Iowa — Editor's note: This story previously stated that one of the victims had not been wearing their seatbelt. This story has been corrected. 

Three people are dead and another is injured following a head-on collision near Walcott along Interstate 80 Friday night. 

The crash report from the Iowa State Patrol says the accident happened at approximately 11:15 p.m. A Volkswagon and Chevrolet collided head-on in the inside lane of I-80 eastbound near mile marker 284. 

The report says that the direction of travel for each vehicle is unknown at this time. 

Those killed in the accident include: 

  • Tameka D. Payney, 46, of Rock Island, Illinois.
  • Jessica E. Carr, 34, of Fresno, California.
  • Brina Y. Anderson-Yoder, 23, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Payney was the only victim reported to have been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

One Davenport woman did survive the crash. She was transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment. The report says she was wearing a seatbelt and it saved her life. 

The Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Department of Transportation, Davenport Police Department, Walcott Fire and EMS, and Scott County Sheriff's Office are continuing the investigation. 

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