Suspect in fatal hit and run Bloomington crash in custody

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A man is in custody after a fatal hit and run in Bloomington over the weekend.

Jose D. Rodriguez, 27 of Bloomington, turned himself into the Bloomington Police Department on Sunday. He was arrested for failure to report an accident (death), disregarding a traffic control device and not having a driver’s license.

The McLean County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 39-year-old Corey R. Cotrell of Normal. Cotrell died from craniocerebral injuries due to a motorcycle and van collision.

The hit and run occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Main Street and Macarthur Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers learned a van had struck a motorcycle near the intersection and the driver of the van fled the scene on foot.

Rodriguez will appear in court later Monday.

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