Man dies in fatal crash involving police vehicle

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A man has died after succumbing to his injuries from a crash involving a Peoria police officer.

The man, identified as 36-year-old Joe “Jason” Henigan of Peoria, was traveling eastbound on Spring St when he collided with a Peoria Police Department SUV heading south on Jefferson St at around 2:30 a.m. June 1. Henigan was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria with life-threatening injuries, according to Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.

Despite aggressive treatment and continual critical care, Henigan was pronounced deceased at OSF at 5:28 p.m. Monday. Harwood said his cause of death was due to multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

There will be no autopsy and toxicology results are pending.

The officer was also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, but there is no word on their condition. A police spokesperson said the officer was not responding to radio traffic from dispatch at the time of the accident.

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