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One person killed in crash near downtown Peoria

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Updated: November 21, 2021 at 8:55 AM CST
The Peoria County coroner has identified the driver who died after the crash as 56-year-old Rodney C. Golar, of Columbia Terrace, Peoria. Golar suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries, and likely died shortly after the collision. His toxicology testing is pending.

One person was killed Friday afternoon in a crash at Jefferson Avenue and Bryan Street, Peoria Police said.

The crash happened around 5:35 p.m. at the intersection just a few blocks east of downtown, police said.

One of the drivers was critically injured and later died at the hospital. His name has not been released.

Two other people suffered injuries but were expected to survive.

Peoria Police are investigating the crash.

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