The PCSO Traffic Homicide Unit investigated a crash involving four vehicles in Davenport on Friday, March 31, 2023; one of the drivers involved is deceased, possibly from a medical episode. No other parties were injured.
According to the investigation so far, PCSO received a 911 call around 5:42 a.m. that morning from the area of US Hwy 27 North near the intersection of Bella Citta Blvd. When first responders arrived, they found 60-year-old Craig Etheredge of Davenport deceased in his blue 2008 Toyota Corolla.
Etheredge was traveling south on US Hwy 27 in the middle lane approaching the aforementioned intersection when he veered to the right and side-swiped a red 2017 Dodge Charger that was also heading southbound in the far right lane. He then drifted over and across the intersection, and struck a white Chevrolet Silverado truck that was facing northbound and stopped at the red light. This pushed the Silverado into a white 2016 Trex cement truck that was also stopped at the red light beside it.
Etheredge’s family told deputies that he was not feeling well and was driving himself to the hospital. It is possible he had a medical event while driving, which caused the crash and resulted in his death. The investigation is ongoing. The roadways in that area were closed for approximately four hours.