One person dead after a single-vehicle crash near Brimfield, Peoria County Coroner releases identity of victim

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BRIMFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — (UPDATE: 1:30 p.m.) — Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood released the identity of the individual who died in a single-vehicle car crash.

Harwood identified the body belonging to a 16-year-old Aaron Miller of Brimfield. Miller was found dead at the scene of the crash at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

An autopsy on the body concluded Miller suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and died instantly on impact. Harwood said the vehicle fire did not contribute to his death.

A toxicology report is pending and the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the cause of the crash.


One person is dead after a wreck Wednesday night.

Peoria County Sheriff’s deputies responded to U.S. Highway 150 at Thousand Dollar Rd. near Brimfield about 9:15 p.m. for a single-vehicle crash. The road was shut down for several hours and reopened just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

When deputies arrived on scene they found a car off the roadway, fully engulfed in flames. The Brimfield Fire Department was on scene to put out the fire.

The driver was the only person inside the car. The person was pronounced dead on the scene by the Peoria County Coroner.

The crash is currently under investigation. More information on the incident is expected to be released by the coroner.

Correction: This article originally stated the driver was a man. The coroner has not identified the driver at this time.

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