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Bicycling youth injured in May 26th Bloomington crash dies

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:26:28 CDT
By: Willis Kern

The May 26th accident involving a Bloomington teen riding a bike and a van has claimed the boy's life. 16 year old Jonathan Barkulis died at a Peoria hospital Saturday from injuries suffered in the mishap. The boy was returning home from the library and ran a stop sign at Jackson and Clinton streets. Peoria County Coroner Johanna Ingersoll says the boy was not wearing a helmut at the time of the accident. Police put out an alert looking for help identifying the boy. He was later identifed by his parents that night. No citations were issued.

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