Autopsy completed for woman struck in hit-and-run

By WEEK Producer

Autopsy completed for woman struck in hit-and-run

June 26, 2012 Updated Jun 26, 2012 at 3:19 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The autopsy for the woman who died after a hit-and-run incident has been completed.

According to the McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling, 21-year-old Lauren Leffler’s died as a result of severe head injuries due to being struck by a car.

Toxicology tests have been ordered.

Leffler and a friend were leaving Elroy’s in downtown Bloomington on foot when Leffler was struck by a car driven by 23-year-old Katie Lawson.

Lawson faces multiple charges-- including three felony counts of aggravated DUI and driving on a suspended license.

The circumstances surrounding Lauren’s death remain under investigation by the Bloomington Police Department and McLean County Coroner’s Office.

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