PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD)– Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has confirmed the name and cause of death of the cyclist killed from a truck on Sunday via Facebook.
Harwood said 43-year-old Cornelius Dixson of West Garden Street was initially conscious and alert while traveling to a local hospital before his condition began deteriorating rapidly.
Dixson was pronounced dead in the emergency department at around 7:30 p.m. His cause of death was due to multiple blunt force trauma injuries that were inconsistent with life.
Toxicology testing is still pending.
The call originally came in about a pedestrian down in the roadway after being hit by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they saw Dixson near a damaged bicycle.