Woman Dies In South Side Peoria Crash
A Peoria woman has died following a two-vehicle crash Monday morning on Peoria's south side.
The incident happened shortly before 4:30 a.m. near the intersection of SW Washington and Chicago streets.
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Ashley Gase, 22, was a backseat passenger in a car that collided with a pickup truck. He said she suffered multiple blunt force injuries and died instantly.
Three other people suffered injuries and were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Peoria firefighters needed to use the Jaws of Life and cutters to free the individuals.
The crash remains under investigation by the Peoria Police traffic unit.
The area was closed to traffic for more than four hours.