BLOOMINGTON — The pedestrian injured in a May crash has died at a Peoria hospital.
Bryant Powell, 50, died at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, said Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.
Powell was found on the ground at 9:30 p.m. May 20 at White Oak Road and Locust Street, according to the Bloomington Police Department. At the time, police said he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
Powell was taken to Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal and later transferred to Kindred Hospital in Peoria, a transitional care hospital.
“His cause of death was related to multiple blunt force trauma injuries from being struck by a car,” Harwood said. “The death has been ruled an accident.”
Police initially labeled the incident as a hit-and-run crash, but the driver, identified as a juvenile, later reported the incident to police. No citations or tickets were issued, said police spokesman John Fermon.
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“We did a thorough investigation into the incident,” he said Wednesday. “Our officers and investigators spoke with the driver and with witnesses. We did a crash reconstruction investigation. We investigated this thoroughly and believed there was no criminal intent.”
Fermon confirmed the juvenile had a driver’s license and insurance.
“We would have written citations if there was something not right,” he said.
The case was referred to the McLean County State’s Attorney Juvenile Division, but no charges have been filed.
The name of the juvenile has not been released.