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Driver dies after last week's fatal crash in rural Tazewell County

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A second person has died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash last Tuesday in rural Tazewell County.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said 84-year-old Harold Mitchell of Pekin was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

The collision happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Harding and Washington roads, east of Morton. Harwood said Harold Mitchell was driving the vehicle.

His wife, 82-year-old Patricia Mitchell, was pronounced dead at the scene by Tazewell County coroner Charles Hanley.

Harwood said Harold Mitchell died from multiple severe blunt force trauma injuries.

Toxicology tests are pending and the incident remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police and the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office.

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Contact Joe at jdeacon@ilstu.edu.