Peoria, IL – Fatal Crash Follows Aggravated Discharge 


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Peoria, IL – A tragic incident unfolded in Peoria on Wednesday after an aggravated discharge incident escalated into a fatal crash. According to the Peoria Police Department, the chain of events began with a ShotSpotter alert at around 10:51 pm in the 2200 block of W Ann St, indicating gunfire.

Following the alert, officers observed a vehicle, driven by 51-year-old Vanda C. Terrell, speeding away from the scene. This vehicle later ran a stop sign at Blain and Butler, colliding with another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle, an adult male, was fatally injured in the crash and later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Terrell, who is set to face multiple charges including Aggravated Reckless Discharge and DUI, remains hospitalized. A handgun linked to the shooting was found near the crash site. Additionally, Edwardo Toral, 28, a passenger in Terrell’s vehicle, was arrested on unrelated warrants.

The incident and subsequent crash are under ongoing investigation by the Peoria Police Department. They encourage anyone with information to contact them or report anonymously via tip411 or Crime Stoppers.


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