Tuesday, September 6, 2016

BREAKING: Teens Killed In Local Crash

A two-vehicle accident near Pontiac has claimed the lives of two area teenagers. The deceased were identified Tuesday by the Livingston and Peoria County coroners as Jose Carlos Baeza-Padilla, 17, of Meadows, and Lynne Stokes, 15, of Chenoa.

Padilla was the driver of a Nissan 200SX involved in the crash at Livingston 200SX involved at the crash at Livingston County Roads 1800 North and 1900 East at 8:33 p.m. on Sept. 4th according to Livingston County Coroner Danny Watson.

Padilla was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stokes, a passenger in Padilla's car, was transferred to a Peoria hospital where she died Monday morning.

According to an Illinois State Police report, Padilla was turning left onto westbound Illinois 116 when he collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by Leah D. Metz, 25, of Cullom. Metz told police the collision was unavoidable.

The accident remains under investigation.

Information provided by The Pantagraph

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