Bloomington Man Killed In Crash; Driver Faces DUI Charge | WGLT

Bloomington Man Killed In Crash; Driver Faces DUI Charge

May 10, 2018

A 23-year-old Bloomington man is accused of driving under the influence before a crash early Thursday that killed his passenger.

Killed in the crash was Dylan Baerwald, 25, of Bloomington, said McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis. Baerwald was a passenger in a vehicle that blew a stop sign and crashed into a tree just before 3 a.m. on Illinois 9 near County Road 1000 East, in far-west Bloomington. Baerwald was pronounced dead at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center's emergency room.

The 23-year-old driver was arrested on preliminary charges of aggravated DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, aggravated reckless driving causing bodily harm, obstructing justice, and failure to report an accident, authorities said. His name not been released. He's being held at the McLean County jail and is expected to be formally charged Friday.

The crash remains under investigation by the McLean County sheriff's police and coroner's office.

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