UPDATE: Victim identified in deadly hit-and-run in West Peoria Friday night

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UPDATE — The victim in a deadly hit-and-run crash Friday night has now been identified by the Peoria County coroner.

Cherish Coleman, 30, from Peoria died in the wreck in the 100 block of S. Western. She was a passenger in one of the cars. She was found partially ejected and pinned under the car. The coroner indicates that Coleman suffered blunt force trauma injuries. Her toxicology testing is pending.

Investigators found three cars were involved, one of which left the scene. That driver has been identified as Diana Marie Schick, 40, by Peoria County Sheriff’s deputies.

This crash remains under investigation by the Peoria Police Department Traffic Unit.

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UPDATE (3:25 P.M.) — The driver of a fatal hit-and-run crash has been identified, according to the Peoria Police Department.

Diana Marie Schick, 40, was arrested for a hit-and-run with injury/death, DUI, driving on a suspended license, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, illegal transportation of alcohol,
failure to give information/render aid, and failure to give notice of an accident.

Schick was transported to the Peoria County Jail.


WEST PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — One woman is dead after a fatal three-vehicle crash on the 100 block of S Western Ave. Friday, Feb. 12.

According to Peoria Police Public Information Officer Amy Dotson, the crash happened at approximately 5:58 p.m.

A woman was pinned in the wreckage during the crash and was pronounced dead by the Coroner’s office at the scene.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash left the scene. The vehicle and suspected driver were located by the Peoria County Sheriffs Office in West Peoria.

Three other individuals were transported to local hospitals. The status of their injuries is currently unknown.

The crash remains under investigation by the Peoria Police Departments’ traffic unit.

This story will be updated when more information is available.

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