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Peoria PD: Pedestrian dies after being hit by car near 67th and Olive avenues

Posted at 5:46 PM, Mar 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-05 18:11:31-05

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car Sunday afternoon in Peoria. 

Peoria police officials say the 65-year-old man was struck by a vehicle around 4 p.m near 67th and Olive avenues. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and later died, Peoria police say.

On Monday police identified 37-year-old Justin Stasierowski as the suspect that allegedly hit the victim after driving onto the sidewalk. Police say Stasierowski was also believed to be under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.

He was arrested at the scene of the crash, and released pending the results of a blood test.

Southbound lanes and one northbound lane of 67th Avenue were closed for several hours while officers investigated the crash.

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