The president of Brewers Distributing in Peoria was killed in a single vehicle crash in Peoria County.
Paul Jacob, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that occurred at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday on Princeville-Jubilee Road just south of the intersection with Parks School Road.
First responders found Jacob lying on the ground, apparently thrown from the vehicle. He was not breathing and did not have a pulse.
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said an “extensive external investigation” determined Jacob was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.
Harwood said it appeared Jacob was traveling at a high rate of speed when he apparently lost control in gravel on the shoulder of the road, overcorrected, crossed the road and struck the utility pole.
Jacob likely died instantly, according to the coroner. There will not be an autopsy. Toxicology results are pending. The accident remains under investigation.
Paul Jacob succeeded his brother, George, as president of Brewers Distributing. George Jacob, also a Peoria City Council member, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in 2010.