A 54-year-old Bloomington man faces drunk driving charges in a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed one person and injured another Wednesday on the city’s southeast side.
Darin R. Scott is being held in the McLean County jail on preliminary charges of leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol, police said. Scott was apparently one of the drivers in the crash that took place around 11:30 a.m. near Morrissey Drive and Chrisman Lane in southeast Bloomington. The crash shut down Morrissey for several hours Wednesday afternoon.
Scott was booked into the jail at 6:24 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. His arrest was announced by Bloomington Police around 11 a.m. Thursday.
A female occupant in one of the vehicles was killed. Her name is being withheld pending family notification. An autopsy is set for later Thursday.
An older man who was the second occupant in that vehicle was seriously injured. He was transported to OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. Police said Thursday he's expected to survive.
Bloomington Police said that witnesses reported seeing a red van leave the scene of the crash, traveling north on U.S. 150.
“Bloomington Police received information, which lead to BPD detectives obtaining a search warrant. After their initial investigation, Scott was taken into custody,” police said in a statement.
McLean County court records show that a “Darin Ray Scott” was charged with driving under the influence on Aug. 15. That person also faced related traffic charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, court records show. He posted $100 bond and was released. He’s due back in court Sept. 19.
The investigation is ongoing. Police are asking anyone who saw a red van in southeast Bloomington or along U.S. 150/Toward Barnes Road on Wednesday between 9-11:30 a.m. to call Detective Power at (309) 434-2579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to remain anonymous, please call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.
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