MAIN STREET CLOSED, IN BOTH DIRECTIONS, BETWEEN UNIVERSITY AND ELMWOOD
Crash Kills Washington Man
A Washington man is dead following a crash in northwest Peoria.
The Peoria County Coroner says Jesse James Hilton, 81, was killed Wednesday afternoon after his car was hit by a van as he tried to drive onto I-74 westbound from the shoulder. He was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m., about an hour after the wreck happened.
His passenger, plus the three people in the van, survived and were taken to OSF St. Francis Medical Center for treatment.
The I-474 westbound ramp and one lane of I-74 were shut down for several hours during the investigation.