Coroner identifies Peoria man who died after Sunday collision
A Peoria man who died after he was struck by a truck Sunday evening has been identified.
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said 43-year-old Cornelius Dixson was initially conscious when first responders arrived to the scene at Western and Garden, but his condition rapidly worsened.
He was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Harwood says he suffered multiple blunt force injuries inconsistent with life.
Peoria police say Dixson ignored a stop sign and was struck by the truck headed north on Western when he tried to cross. A damaged bicycle was found nearby.
The truck driver was uninjured and remained on the scene when police arrived. Police have described the incident as a "fatal accident."