Motorcycle Accident Fatality In Peoria

There was a fatal motorcycle accident Sunday (April 27, 2014) in Peoria.

The accident happened at approximately 12:45 a.m., as a motorcyclist was riding northbound on North Knoxville Avenue when a car traveling southbound allegedly crossed the center line and collided with the motorcycle in the 1800 block of North Knoxville Avenue.

The driver of the motorcycle, identified as Daniel D. Cantrall, 57, of Peoria, was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m. at the accident scene, according to Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll.

The motorcycle passenger was identified as Jennifer Schmitt, 56, of Peoria.  She was transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

The driver of the car fled the accident scene, but was later apprehended.

An excerpt from the April 27, 2014 article titled “Traffic death prompts police to urge drivers to watch for motorcyclists” :

Marlon A. Coleman, 39, of 132 Village Green Court was taken into custody within minutes of the crash near the intersection of Missouri and Ravine avenues. He was booked into the Peoria County Jail on charges of aggravated driving under the influence, being an unlicensed driver and several other traffic citations.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above, as well as the article of April 27 titled “Driver Charged In Fatal Motorcycle Accident.”


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