A Hanna City man faces more aggravated DUI charges after a fatal collision in Peoria County

A Hanna City man faces more aggravated DUI charges after a fatal collision in Peoria County

PEORIA — A Hanna City man faces up to 14 years in prison after a Peoria County grand jury returned a four-count indictment stemming from a fatal collision.

Jeremy E. Perry, 43, was formally charged including three counts of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of driving on a revoked license. Two of the DUI counts allege that he had methamphetamine in his system at the time of the crash at the intersection of US Route 150 and Trigger Road.

Deputies were called to the Shell gas station at the Kickapoo exit off Interstate 74 just after 10 a.m. Jan. 15 to reports of two unresponsive people in a Buick LeSabre. One person, a woman, was ejected from the vehicle but the man got off, officials said.

It chased up and down Kickapoo-Edwards Road and then onto US Route 150. A head-on collision occurred just east of the 150’s intersection with Trigger Road.

Miriam Schmid, 43, Edwards, was killed. A young boy and the driver of the other vehicle were injured, according to a Peoria County Sheriff’s Office report. Perry was also seriously injured and was in the hospital for about two weeks, according to Peoria County Jail records.

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Illinois State Police are conducting the investigation, as is the sheriff’s office. When reached, Sheriff Chris Watkins said his department’s review was “ongoing but almost complete.”

This article originally appeared in the Journal Star: A Peoria County grand jury has indicted a man after a fatal crash

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