PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Shelly Perry, 67, has been identified as the victim in last week’s deadly crash that involved a minivan striking Perry’s bicycle.
Perry, of W. McDowell Street in Chillicothe, was biking last Friday morning when a minivan struck her in the intersection of N. Bradley Avenue and Sycamore Street. The bicyclist was traveling west, and the unnamed 82-year-old female driving the minivan was traveling south.
The driver of the minivan failed to stop at a stop sign and struck Perry in the intersection.
Perry was dragged under the car for approximately 20 feet before the van stopped.
It took approximately 20 minutes for emergency responders to extricate Perry from underneath the vehicle.
Perry was semiconscious and in critical condition when transported to OSF Healthcare St. Francis Medical Center. However, her condition deteriorated and she died at 10:57 a.m.
Peoria County Coroner announced Monday that Perry’s autopsy showed multiple blunt force trauma injuries and severe internal bleeding. Toxicology is pending.
The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for disobeying a stop sign, according to a Monday press release from the Chillicothe Police Department.