Woman killed in four-vehicle pile up on War Memorial Drive

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PEORIA, Ill. — One person is dead after a four-vehicle crash on War Memorial Drive at Brandywine Drive on Monday night.

At approximately 4:56 p.m., Peoria emergency crews responded to War Memorial Drive for reports of a multi-accident. Upon arrival, crews realized the vehicles had extensive damages.

Crews had to provide basic and advanced life support to two occupants involved in the crash. Two ambulances were called to the scene and two people were taken away with serious injuries.

One of the two died at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center; Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood identified the person as 81-year-old Elsie Collins of Washington. She was pronounced dead at 5:21 p.m.

Harwood said Collins’ autopsy is in progress and toxicology results are pending.

Two other people in separate vehicles were treated at the scene and released.

War Memorial from Interstate 74 westbound was closed for a few hours for traffic investigators can determine the cause of the crash. Drivers were diverted onto Meadowbrooke Road at the 1800 block of West War Memorial.

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