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McLean Co Coroner rules three deaths accidental

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 16:29:43 CDT
By: Willis Kern


The McLean County Coroner's office has ruled three deaths as accidental stemming from seperate crashes. Coroner Beth Kimmerling says 21 year old ISU student Thomas Sarwark of Burr Ridge had a blood alcohol content of .253 when his pickup truck collided with a semi on I-55 near McLean. He was traveling 73 miles an hour in the wrong lane of traffic when the May 4th mishap occurred. 30-year old Travis Kinsella died June 23rd from smoke inhalation after his car struck a tree and caught fire in north Normal. His blood alcohol level was .242. Also accidental is the death of 19 year old Ramon Castro of Shirley. He died June 7th when the pickup truck he was driving struck a fence a mile from his home. Toxicology results were negative.

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