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One dead in 3-car collision in Bartonville

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BARTONVILLE (WEEK) -- A man was killed and two others taken to the hospital as the result of a three-car collision early Friday morning on U.S. 24 (Adams Street) at W. Pfeiffer Road in Bartonville.

According to the Peoria County Coroner's office, preliminary reports indicated that a male driver of a midsize sedan was traveling westbound on U.S 24, when he apparently crossed the center lane and struck an eastbound truck head-on, causing his car to roll multiple times.

The driver of the sedan, 47-year-old Christopher L. Coleman, of Peoria was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria in critical condition. Despite resuscitative efforts, he was pronounced deceased at 6:39 a.m.  

Coleman suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries that were incompatible with life, the coroner's office said in a statement. Toxicology testing is pending per Illinois State Statute.

Illinois State Police are investigating the crash. 

Coroner Jamie Harwood noted the man killed in the accident was the uncle of the late Cherish Coleman, who was killed by a suspected drunk driver on Western Avenue in February.

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