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Normal man, 20, charged with reckless driving in pedestrian crash near Pub II

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Authorities have charged a driver with reckless driving in a crash that critically injured two Illinois State University students last month n Uptown Normal.

Normal Police said department detectives on Monday arrested Aidan McCain, 20, of Normal. Police said in a news release McCain was traveling “at an extremely high rate of speed” when he lost control of his vehicle while headed north on Linden Street. The vehicle drove off the road and hit the two pedestrians near Pub II. The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 15.

Police said the two ISU students, Carson Bates and Mike Burns, remain hospitalized and are recovering from their injuries. Both students are seniors from Plainfield.

McLean County prosecutors have charged McCain with reckless driving, a Class 4 felony. He was booked at the McLean County Jail on Monday as he awaits a bond hearing.

Normal PD asks anyone who might have additional information on the incident to call the department’s criminal investigations division at (309) 454-9593.

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