Woman Arrested in Connection to Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash

PEORIA, IL- Centralillinoisproud.com writes that police have made an arrest in connection to a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred in Peoria, Illinois on Sunday, January 20, 2019. The Peoria County Sheriff’s Departmentreported that they arrested Amanda Boyer, 26, at about 1 in the afternoon on January 23.*

Boyer is being charged with “leaving the scene of an accident involving death/injury.”

The incident took place at about 2:30 in the morning on Sunday on Farmington Road. The victim was identified as John Lackey, 39, of West Peoria. Lackey was transported to the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center where he was declared dead.

The investigation that followed the crash led to Boyer and her vehicle. The police arrested her without any incident, and she was said to have been cooperative when she was taken into custody.

The suspect was booked and is being held without bond. The investigation is still ongoing, but police are not seeking any other people in relation to the crash.

Reports indicate that Lackey was likely killed instantly. The autopsy report showed that the victim hadsustained multiple blunt force trauma injuries including serious injuries to his head and chest.

It is illegal to flee the scene ofa crash, but these types of crashes are not uncommon. Drivers often flee the scene of accidents, even serious crashes that leave victims injured or dying. Sadly, in many cases, the only person able to render a victim aid or call for help is the person who struck that victim. When a hit-and-run driver flees the scene, they are often leaving a victim to die. In many cases, drivers who commit hit-and-runs are under the influence at the time.