Utica man killed in weekend snowmobile crash

Local News

A LaSalle County man is dead after a snowmobile crash over the weekend.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said 58-year-old Brian Kelly of Utica crashed his snowmobile just before 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Kelly was transported to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru in critical condition. He was then flown to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for critical care and trauma services, and was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. Sunday. 

The Utica Fire Department was alerted at 6:42 p.m. of the crash behind the former Utica Elevator, now a museum and conference center. Harwood said it is unknown what Kelly collided with at the time of the collision.

Kelly suffered severe head and chest trauma from the crash, Harwood said. There will be no autopsy and toxicology is pending. 

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