Car Accident Kills Bartonville Teen

By Audrey Williams

October 28, 2010 Updated Oct 28, 2010 at 9:02 PM CDT

Tyler Knowles, 18, of Bartonville, was killed in a car accident on I-474 Wednesday night.

The accident happened just after 8 p.m. Wednesday on East bound I-474, about a quarter mile west of the Airport Road exit.

Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says Knowles sustained and died from multiple injuries.

Authorities say a car driven by Dallas Hunter,16, left the roadway and hit a guard rail.

The passenger, Knowles, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Authorities say he did appear to be wearing a seatbelt.

The Peoria County Sheriff's office is investigating and toxicology results are pending.

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