UPDATE (9:44 p.m.) — Peoria Police released more information related to a deadly pedestrian vs. car crash Wednesday.

According to a Peoria police press release, the crash occurred at approximately 6:10 p.m.

Officers located the female victim near Jefferson Avenue and Liberty Street and was declared dead at the scene.

The initial investigation shows that the woman was struck by an SUV while trying to cross the street. The driver remained on the scene.

This incident is being investigated by the Peoria police Traffic Unit.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – A woman is dead after being struck by a car in front of the Peoria Civic Center on Wednesday night around 6p.m.

SW Jefferson Ave. between Fulton St. and Liberty St. is shut down.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the elderly woman was crossing the street going to the civic center. It is still under investigation.

Bradley’s men’s basketball team is playing Northern Iowa tonight at the Peoria Civic Center.