UPDATE— Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins released a statement online stating at approximately 10:09 a.m. deputies responded to the Kickapoo Shell Gas Station at 7200 N. Kickapoo Edwards Rd. where two individuals were unresponsive in their vehicle at the gas pumps, possibly due to an overdose.

He wrote when deputies arrived on the scene, the female was being attended to by fire department personnel and the male fled the scene in the suspect vehicle and almost struck three fire department personnel.

While fleeing the gas station parking lot, the man struck a Peoria County Sheriff’s squad car and almost hit another deputy who jumped out of the way. A short time later the man drove eastbound on Route 150 and crashed into two vehicles at the intersection of Route 150 and Trigger Rd.

The crash resulted in the death of one woman in her 40s, and the hospitalization of three others including a minor and the suspect.

Illinois State Police is handling the investigation.

UPDATE— Rt. 150 has been reopened to normal traffic.

UPDATE— The Peoria County Coroner confirmed the deceased is a woman in her 40’s. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

UPDATE– Peoria Fire & Rescue has confirmed that the first vehicle contained one adult and one minor. The adult was pronounced deceased at the scene. Brimfield Fire Dept. gained access to the minor through the “Jaws of Life” and transported them to the area hospital.

The second vehicle had one adult who was treated on scene before being taken to the area hospital.

The third vehicle had one vehicle that was transported to the area hospital for evaluation.

UPDATE– Illinois State Police have confirmed that ISP Troop 4 responded to the crash. One person was pronounced deceased. Two people were transported to the area hospital with injuries. The intersection of US Route 150 near Koerner Road is closed for investigation and will be closed for the next 4-6 hours.

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD)– A multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Koerner Road and War Memorial Drive has left at least one dead.

According to Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an incident on Kickapoo Road where two people were parked and unresponsive in their car. Brimfield Fire Dept. was called and was treating the female passenger when the male fled in the vehicle. Police have reason to believe he may have been impaired.

After a short pursuit, the male struck a squad car and almost struck a deputy until they resumed fleeing back west on Rt. 150 before turning around and fleeing east on Rt. 150.

It was after passing the intersection of Rt. 150 & Koerner that the vehicle became involved in a crash with two other cars. One vehicle contained one passenger and the other had one passenger and one minor in the car.

THIS STORY WILL BE UPDATED