(PEORIA, IL) Friday, November 3, 2023, at approximately 2:36 a.m. Peoria Police responded to a local business burglary alarm in the 7700 block of N. Crestline Drive.
When officers arrived, they located evidence of forced entry.
more officers were en route to the above location, the primary officers observed 3 suspects attempting to burglarize an adjacent business.
The officers then observed the suspects enter a vehicle and flee the scene.
Several officers who responded to the area observed the fleeing vehicle driving into Tazewell County. The vehicle was located a short time later on Cruger Road where the driver lost control and crashed.
Two of the occupants inside the fleeing vehicle were transported to a local hospital in serious condition and one occupant was pronounced deceased on scene.
The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Peoria County Coroner.
This incident is being investigated by Illinois State Police.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.