Peoria man killed in single-car crash

By WEEK Reporter

Peoria man killed in single-car crash

March 6, 2013 Updated Mar 6, 2013 at 12:45 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- A Peoria man is dead after a single car-crash on the city's south side early Wednesday morning.

Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says a sheriff's deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Christopher Williams at Rohmann and Sterling about 1am.

The deputy ended the pursuit at Manor Parkway and Waverly after the driver kept going.

Authorities say the 32-year old Williams was pronounced dead about 1:30am at the intersection of Western and Howett..after his vehicle struck a light pole.

An autopsy is set for Wednesday afternoon.

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