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Peoria County Coroner identifies victim of fatal two-truck accident

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PEORIA COUNTY (Heart of Illinois ABC) -- The Peoria County Coroner has identified the man who died in a traffic collision on I-474 Friday morning.

72-year-old Lawrence Dooley of Oquawka, IL, was flown by LifeFlight Helicopter to a local hospital in critical condition.

Coroner Jamie Harwood said though initially alert and responsive, Dooley's condition rapidly declined, and despite aggressive resuscitative efforts, he was pronounced deceased at the hospital at 8:15am.

An autopsy revealed Dooley suffered severe internal injuries as a result of the trauma.

Harwood said a toxicology is pending and the cause of the collision remains under investigation by State Police.

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