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Out-of-state residents ID'd as pedestrians killed in East Peoria crash

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Two out-of-state residents were the pedestrians killed in a crash Sunday night in East Peoria.

Tazewell County Coroner Charles Hanley says 43-year-old Andrea Rosewicz of Avon, Ohio; and 55-year-old Paul Prowant of Seattle, Wash. were struck by a vehicle in the 3300 block of North Main Street just after 10:15 p.m.

In a Facebook post Monday, the Throttle Bar and Grill in East Peoria said the two died in "a tragic accident, that should have never happened."

Hanley said preliminary autopsy findings show the cause of death for both victims was multiple blunt force trauma injuries suffered in the crash.

The case is under investigation by the Illinois State Police, East Peoria Police Department, and he Tazewell County Coroner's Office. Authorities hadn't announced any citations or arrests in connection with the incident as of Tuesday afternoon.

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