Motorcycle Crash Victims' Death Ruled Homicide, Alcohol and Cocaine Found in System

By WEEK Producer

September 15, 2011 Updated Sep 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM CDT

Thursday Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll held inquests for the two victims of a motorcycle/car crash in Peoria.

Both deaths were ruled homicides.

Toxicology reports indicated both Michael Korenchuk and his wife Rachel were legally intoxicated when an alleged drunk driver rear-ended them at Glen and Sheridan in Peoria.

Both had alcohol levels twice the legal limit, and both had cocaine in their systems.

Meanwhile, the man accused of hitting the Korenchuks was arraigned in court Thursday morning.

29-year-old Jeffery Kallister pleaded "not guilty" to charges of aggravated DUI and reckless homicide.

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