(PEORIA, IL) Monday, August 28, 2023, at approximately 3:35 a.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of W. Howett regarding a hit-and-run accident.
officers arrived, they located an adult male lying in the roadway with serious injuries and not breathing. The victim was riding a bicycle when he was struck and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Peoria County Coroner.
During the course of the investigation officers located the vehicle that struck the victim unoccupied in the 2100 block of Antoinette. The vehicle had serious damage to the front end.
Officers with the assistance of a K9 conducted a search of the area for the suspect with negative results.
This incident is under investigation.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
**UPDATE** Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at approximately 9:15 a.m. the suspect in this case identified as 39-year-old John L. Timothy Jr. arrived at the Peoria Police Department.
Timothy was subsequently arrested for Disregarding a Traffic Control Device, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident, No Insurance, Leaving the scene of a death, Failure to give aid or information, Failure to notify Police, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk.
Timothy was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
If you have any information regarding any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **