Crash Report

On May 30th, 2023, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Henry County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Henry-Des Moines Avenue and Highway 34, south of New London.  An investigation determined the two vehicles involved were, a 2019 White Chevrolet box van being driven west bound by Ben Davis, 54 of Coal Valley, Il., and a 2013 Honda CRV being driven by Memphis Watson, 16 of Mount Pleasant, Ia.

The investigation determined the Watson vehicle was traveling south on 267th Street and came to a stop at the intersection of Highway 34.  The Davis vehicle was traveling west on Highway 34 at the same time.  The Watson vehicle proceeded into the intersection striking the passenger side of the Davis vehicle.  Mr. Watson was cited for Failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way.

No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage and were towed from the scene.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Henry County Emergency Medical Service and the New London Fire and Rescue Department.