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Driver from Normal identified following fatal crash in Bloomington

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The McLean County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the driver who died after he crashed into a tree while eluding police following another crash moments earlier.

Coroner Kathy Yoder identified the driver as Jordan Cason, 22, of Normal. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m. June 24, hours after the early morning crash in Bloomington.

Cason died of multiple injuries, according to a news release from Bloomington Police. Toxicology testing is pending.

Bloomington Police explained the delay in releasing the man's identity as a miscommunication between police and coroner's office, according to BPD's public information officer Brandt Parsley.

Police said Cason was driving an SUV that crashed into a tree after he ran two red lights downtown around 1:25 a.m. Police said they tried to stop the driver after he was involved in a minor crash, but he kept going. Moments later, the vehicle crashed near the intersection of Locust Street and White Oak Road.

Cason was the only occupant in the SUV, police said.

The coroner's office said Cason was positively identified following a June 24 autopsy and that the family was immediately notified.

BPD said the crash remains under investigation by the department’s accident reconstruction team, criminal investigation division and the coroner’s office.

Updated: July 6, 2022 at 4:13 PM CDT
This story has been updated to include the reason for the delay in the man's identity being released to the public.
Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.
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