Coroner identifies victim of fatal crash in Chillicothe

Andy Kravetz
Journal Star

CHILLICOTHE− A 20-year-old Chillicothe man was identified by the Peoria County coroner as having died in a crash early Sunday morning.

Coroner Jamie Harwood said Randy G. Rhodes, Jr., who lived on North Azbell Street, suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and died instantly.

Around 1 a.m. Sunday, deputies from the Peoria County Sheriff's Office responded to a single-vehicle crash in the 16000 block of Krause Road. When they arrived, they found Rhodes had been thrown from a vehicle, which had been going south on Krause and had left the roadway. At 2:25 a.m., Rhodes was pronounced dead at the scene, Harwood said.

"He was apparently not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle," the coroner said in a press release.

Chillicothe Fire Department responded to the scene. The accident is still under investigation by Peoria County Sheriff's Office.

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