Police: Bloomington man killed in drunk driving crash

Bloomington man is killed in drunk driving crash just south of Illinois Route 9. (Pixabay)


By Howard Packowitz

BLOOMINGTON – A Bloomington man is jailed for drunk driving and other charges for a single-car wreck early Thursday morning that killed another man west of Bloomington.

McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis said Dylan Baerwald, 25, of Bloomington died from head injuries after the car, in which he was a passenger, struck a tree before 3 a.m on County Road 1000 East, just south of Illinois Route 9.

Baerwald was pronounced dead in the emergency room at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.

Sheriff’s Police are not releasing the name of the 23-year old driver, also from Bloomington, who was released from the hospital and taken to the county jail.

Police say he failed to stop at the Route 9 intersection, then lost control of the vehicle, and hit a tree.

The man has been booked for aggravated DUI, failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident, aggravated reckless driving, obstructing justice, and failing to report an accident.

Howard Packowitz can be reached at howard.packowitz@cumulus.com


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