Peoria, IL – Pedestrian on Electric Scooter Killed in Fatal Crash During Eclipse 

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Peoria, IL – A fatal accident occurred in Peoria on Monday, April 8, 2024, during the eclipse, resulting in the death of a pedestrian operating an electric scooter. The Peoria Police Department reported the incident happened at the intersection of Arago and Grinnell streets around 2:21 p.m., where they found the adult male scooter rider down and subsequently pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The initial investigation by the Peoria Police suggests the scooter rider was traveling west on Grinnell, failed to stop at a stop sign, and collided with a northbound vehicle on Arago. The driver of the vehicle, an adult female, was found not injured but faced citations for Suspended Registration, DUI, and Illegal Transportation of Alcohol, along with a Notice to Appear.

As the Peoria Police Department’s Crime Scene and Traffic Units continue their investigation into this tragic event, they encourage anyone with information on this or any violent crimes to reach out at (309) 673-4521, through tip411 (anonymously), or to Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000.

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