A weekend car crash in Davenport left three people dead. It happened about 3:45 Saturday afternoon on Kimberly Road near Wisconsin Avenue. Police say 37-year-old Donna Mitchell of Davenport was eastbound when her car went onto the right shoulder.
Witnesses say it veered into the oncoming lane when she tried to correct the car’s path and it hit a westbound van carrying a family from Wilton. Mitchell, a teacher’s aide at a Davenport elementary school, was hurt and later died. Her daughters, 11-year-old Susan, and 13-year-old Kourtni, also were killed.
Thirty-year-old Amanda Sawvell was driving the van, and her husband, 29-year-old Nathan Sawvell, was a front-seat passenger. The Sawvells and their 8-year-old twin sons and a one-year-old infant son were all hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport