Man ideintifed in Veterans Parkway crash, police probing second vehicle of interest

The fatal crash happened Wednesday around 8:30 p.m. on Veterans Parkway, just north of Fort Jesse Road. (Photo by Howard Packowitz/WJBC)


By Neil Doyle

NORMAL – McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder has identified the man killed on Veterans Parkway Wednesday night, and Normal Police say a second vehicle may have been involved.

Vincent Shorten, 25, of Normal was pronounced dead at 8:33 p.m., according to Yoder. Preliminary autopsy results indicate Shorten died from multiple blunt force injuries after being struck by a vehicle, just north of Fort Jesse Road.

Police said Thursday the preliminary investigation indicates that a second vehicle may have been involved in the crash.

Officers said evidence indicates Shorten was crossing Veterans Parkway and was struck initially by a grey minivan travelling northbound. Police said shortly after being hit, Shorten may have been struck again while lying in the road by another vehicle, also travelling northbound.

Investigators said the vehicle of interest is a dark colored full-size pickup truck. The make and model of the truck is unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Normal Police at 309-454-9726 or McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111.

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